Water Damage Clean Up Tips

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Every house owner in Rock Hill is simply scarred of water damage which is often a result of heavy rain. The humid weather always leaves behind a chance of moisture damage. But other than the environmental condition, your careless activities can also result in water damage. If you simply forget to switch off the faucet it can result in disaster. The worst part is that water damage can take place within a short span of time.

Here are few tips that would help you to clean up water damage.

  • The very first thing to do is to find out the source of water damage. If you have had solid rains or a broken pipe or have left the faucet on by mistake, just switch off the source of water supply of your house immediately. If you find that the roof is leaking, make sure you stop the leak immediately.
  • Before you take up the clean up job it is crucial to asses the level of water damage that has taken place. If the damage is not that serious you can handle things yourself. But if the floors or dry walls have been damaged badly then you should ask for professional help.
  • If you think that you can handle the clean up your own. It is necessary to let fresh air move through the affected area. Turn on the fans, open the window or bring in table fans if needed. This will dry the wet area quickly and will also aid in reducing the damp smell.
  • As soon as you clean up the damage, bring a dehumidifier and run it immediately. It helps to reduce moisture in the air if not completely makes it moisture free. Dehumidifiers aid in the clean up process. Dont forget to empty the tank on a regular basis. Run the dehumidifier until the area is completely dried. This will reduce the chance of mold accumulation.
  • Water damage badly affects books, photos and papers. If the books and papers are not too valuable it is better to throw them out. Otherwise keep them aside and then let these things dry out. Consult a professional to see how you can save them.
  • Once you are done with it, get out a dry vac for removing as much water as you can. This is very useful for upholstered furniture, carpets as well as wooden floors. You should keep on following this process until you got the water cleaned up.
  • If water has damaged the wooden surface of your house then cleaning it up is probably not your cup of tea. Look for companies offering clean up service for water damage. Rock Hill water damage clean up companies can do the job with expertise and you can have peace of mind that your house is free from water damage related problems.

Water damage can be dangerous for your house. It is absolutely essential to take immediate measures after water damage and it is even better if you can take some preventive measures to save your house from water damage.
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Daniel Smith is a home improvement advisor who writes on various topics moisture inspection, SC water damage, Greenville Mold Removal etc. He recommends that you have a look at http://www.biotekmold.com for about water damage in South Carolina.

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This article was published on 2010/12/28