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Do It Yourself Water Damage Restoration Tips

  02/10/15 04:42, by wmaktv, Categories: Water Damage

A natural disaster or even a broken water pipe can cause water damage. When the time comes to evaluate your options for restoration, then you will want to keep some tips in mind. These tips can help you out by saving you time, as well as money.
 
One of the first things you want to do is take all of the items and move them somewhere aware from the flooded area or area that was flooded. If you're like many people, you store items in your garage or basement, which are common areas of a home that flood. When your garage or basement has flooded, then remove any items from the boxes. This is important to do if you want to save the items inside.

If you notice that there is water in your basement or garage, then rent a pump. Once the standing water is removed, you will want to go over the surfaces with a wet/dry vacuum. Going over all of the surfaces will allow you to remove the damp that may have gotten into the carpet, concrete or the cracks.
 
When drywall becomes encroached with water, then you might not have a choice and will need to remove some of the drywall. However, you'll want to check behind the damaged part of the wall because you want to check to see if the insulation is damaged. If the wiring in the room got wet, then call an electrician to inspect it to make sure that it is safe to replace the drywall and insulation.  

If you noticed that your photos have been damaged as a result of the water, then take them and dry them off by spreading them out. They may be stuck together, and if that's the case, then it may be a good idea to bring them to a photo shop and they might be able to separate them without damaging them. If your books have gotten wet, then don't stack them, and do not leave them closed when the time comes to dry them. Take the time to dry each page with a hair dryer, or a book restorer can help you dry your book.
 
It's important to talk with a professional who specializes in water damage restoration. They can provide you with essential information and they can tell you what you can do to protect your items from suffering more damage. Mold can become an issue when water damage happens, therefore this needs to be addressed as soon as possible, and this is another reason why calling a professional is a good idea. You want to dry everything as soon as possible because you don't want mold forming or spreading.

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