Spring is around the corner and that means heavy rainfall and water damage. In our previous blog post, we found that 60% of U.S. homes have wet basements, and 38% run the risk of basement mold according to the American Society of Home Inspectors.
If water damage occurs, this quick tips will help salvage your home and minimize damage.
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The faster you can get these items out of the path of the water damage, the more likely you’ll be able to save them. Be sure to turn off the main electricity before attempting to remove any electrical components from an area with standing water or wet floors.
Using towels and buckets can help get rid of water faster if your power is out. However, if you’re lucky enough to still have power, a wet/dry vacuum can help speed up damage control.
After the area has been dried up, you should use a good disinfectant on your walls, wood, and non-upholstered areas that may have come into contact with water.
You might think that you can dispose of damaged items in your dumpster but you should consider separating items into recyclables. Additionally, certain items like electronics, batteries, medications, etc. should not be thrown away without being disposed of properly.