Minimizing the Damage
You know when your phone is about to fall in the ground and without thinking your super hero reflexes kick in and you just reach out and catch it? And you think to yourself "Phew! That was a close one!" Wouldn't it be nice to have those "super hero reflexes" but for your home. For example if your pipes burst, or your heater broke, or if heavy rains flooding your place what do you do? Don't you wish there was something to do before your water restoration company arrives? Well worry no more because Stemar Restoration has a few tips to minimize the damage at home:
If possible, stop the water at its source.
Hire US! A professional restoration service within the first 48 hours in order to avoid further damage, such as mold growth.
Turn off the electricity and remove small electrical devices from the areas with excess water, if it is safe to do so.
Avoid walking on wet carpet.
Remove small furnishings from carpeted areas or place aluminum foil under furniture legs to help prevent permanent furniture stains.
Lift draperies and secure furniture skirts to avoid contact with wet flooring.
Remove any breakable items
Remove moisture-sensitive (such as photos, photo albums) and high value items, as well as items that may stain floor coverings. Check under beds, furniture closet floors.
Plan for our crew to move furniture into dry areas.
Avoid electric shock. Do not use home vacuum or shop vacuum to remove the water.
Avoid the temptation to turn on fans or heating and air conditioning units as they may spread contamination