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The Dos and Don’ts of Water Damage

No matter how diligent you are in preventive measures at your home or office, water damage can happen to anyone at any time. When you find your residential or commercial property soaked from an indoor flood, you need to remember to do and to not do in cleanup efforts to enhance the restoration efforts.

The first thing you need to do is keep calm and survey the situation. The first thing you should avoid is panic.

The Dos and Don’ts of Water DamageNo matter how big or small the water damage is, it can be remedied as long as you keep your wits about you. Here are some dos and don’ts that you need to keep in mind in this situation:

Water Damage DOs

  • Do get in touch with a water damage specialist like Romexterra Construction Inc. immediately.
  • Do turn off the water main to stop the flow of water and prevent the flood from worsening.
  • Do try to locate the source of the leak contact the right individuals for help. If the problem is a broken pipe, contact a plumber. If there is an appliance malfunction, reach out to an appliance repairman. And so on.
  • Do turn off your circuit breaker to prevent possible electrocution and short circuits that might start a fire.
  • Do try to remove items from your floor that could be damaged by the flood. The list includes appliances, furniture, décor, rugs and mats.
  • Do raise the ends of curtains, drapes, and blinds off the floor to prevent damages.
  • Do open windows and doors to ventilate the area and to expedite the drying process. If you can use fans, do so.
  • Do try to dry the floor as much as possible by using rags and mops.

Water Damage DON’Ts

  • Don’t use a wet and dry vacuum to try and remove the water. You might get electrocuted by doing this.
  • Don’t walk around in the water if you can avoid it because of potential contaminants.
  • Don’t use printed paper products like magazines and newspapers to soak up the water because they can stain carpets and floors.
  • Don’t forget to contact Romexterra for professional help immediately after discovering your water damage problem.

In the Greater Chicagoland area, the company to trust with your water damage concerns is Romexterra Construction Inc. With more than a decade of experience handling various reconstruction, restoration, and remediation jobs, we are capable of handling any of your restoration concerns. Aside from water damage restoration and fire damage restoration, we are also able to help you deal with crawl space flooding and mold remediation. We can also take care of storm damage restoration and disaster restoration.

Just contact us today at 312-313-2426 to schedule your free assessment and estimate and we will do the rest.