If water enters unwanted places and areas, it can cause a lot of Lakeland water damage. Water, once it seeps into your homes or offices, can ruin furniture, equipment, personal items, prized possessions, and even the home or office structure. It is only through acting quickly that you can minimize the damage and save some or most of your possessions.
Once water gets into your office or your home, there is one thing you shouldn’t do: treat the damage lightly. Flood water that got into your building is a serious matter and they should be dealt with accordingly.
Unplug any electronics
Disconnecting your equipment and electronic gadgets from all sockets should be your number one priority. The faster you can get the equipment and electronic devices out of the way, the more likely you’ll be able to save them from complete ruin. If the water rises above the electronic sockets, it is advisable to turn off the main power. Aside from the electronic devices, you should also remove all movable items, so you can get it clean and disinfected later on.
Remove the water
The water damage restoration team may get to your homes or offices a little later than you want them to be. While waiting for professional help, especially when there is a big natural catastrophe, you can do a couple of things first. By using old towels, buckets, and mops, you can remove as much water as you can. Make sure to dispose of this water in the proper drainage because throwing it on your garden may affect the nutrients of the soil. You can also use a wet-and-dry vacuum cleaner to easily remove all the dirt, grease, and even mold from the affected areas. To prevent mold growth from progressing, you should make sure that the area damaged is dry and safe from moisture.
Dry out the affected area
You think it’s enough to just remove the water from the affected areas? No. You need to use a blower or a big fan or a dehumidifier to completely remove all excess water and moisture from the location of the water damage. The important thing is to dry out the affected areas, so you can save as much wallpaper, drywall, carpeting, and baseboard trim as you can.
Disinfect the area
Cleaning and drying out are not enough to prevent mold growth. You need to disinfect the area that has been affected. Get rid of the bacteria that might come from sewers, toilets, etc.