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Making Sense of Water Damage Cleanup


  • Making Sense of Water Damage Cleanup
    Posted on August 06, 2018

    Making sense of water damage cleanup starts with the realization that water damage is essentially one of the most common household problems faced by every homeowner today. Despite technological advances in both prevention and management of water damages, the looming worldwide financial meltdown is precluding a lot of homeowners from ever equipping their homes with relevant technology that are supposed to bring a more efficient control and management of the phenomenon.

    The nature and extent of water damage differ from one household to another wherein each case also necessitates different methods of water removal and water damage cleanup. Nonetheless, the fundamental and essential principles remain the same and the basics include the following.

    o It is essential and vital that you remove all standing water - especially from the basement by using the sump pump or a secondary backup pump installed in order to remove the standing water a lot faster. In cases where you don't have a sump pump or a backup sump pump, you can use a household wet vacuum pump that functions very much like an ordinary household vacuum cleaner, only it sucks in and retains water and fluids in its catch bin. Technically, you can use any electrical device that can pump out water to remove the water from inside the house.

    o Place all soaked and soiled items like rags, carpets, furniture, what-have-yous under the sun to dry, unless otherwise specified by the manufacturers of the items. You can use an electric fan to increase the rate of drying and moisture evaporation of these items.

    o Return to the water damaged area of the house and perform the old manual way of drying a place up which is mopping up the area. You can use all the things you can get your hands into to dry up the place such as old rags, pieces of cloth, absorbent sponges and others.

    o Use a dehumidifier or even a heater at home in order to provide heat that can allow faster evaporation and movement of moisture. Place and use electric fans and open all windows and doors in order to help speed up the rate of drying.

    o Segregate your water damaged articles and or items and decide what else you can do to save them or salvage some of them. Now is a good time for other members of the household to help you with the systematization of your water damage cleanup activity.

    Observing and performing these simple steps can facilitate you to save dollars in your water damage cleanup because you don't have to pay professionals who can charge you hundreds of dollars for something that you can do yourself at home. However, once you are done with water damage cleanup, water damage restoration - may need the services of a professional restorer. By this time, it is advisable for homeowners to ask for professional help because they will need to closely examine and assess the water damage in order to determine the best possible solution for you. If cost is your primary concern, do not worry because the decision will still be up to you to make.