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Speedy Water Damage Mitigation is Your First Priority in a Flood Damage

Posted by on November 27, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Speedy Water Damage Mitigation is Your First Priority in a Flood Damage

Damage from the effects of rushing water is a fact of life in Southern California.  Rainy seasons are often intense and storm damage is a probable occurrence, particularly in years when El Nino weather patterns are at their height.

As in other areas of the county, inclement weather is not the only cause of water damage in homes and businesses. Plumbing failures can happen to anyone at anytime, and although resulting damage is likely to be less, appropriate action on the part of the property owner is still important to minimize flooding impacts. Below is a step-by-step plan to assist your restoration contractor and mitigate further property destruction.

  1. Shut off electrical breakers in areas where damage has occurred. This should be done, even if power is off on the grid to minimize electrical accident potential.
  2. Shut off your water main or, in the case of plumbing damage, close just the water source causing the damage.
  3. Contact us for 24-hour service, 7 days per week. The sooner you call, the more likely your property will be saved and rehabilitated.
  4. Remove items in your home that can stain floor coverings. These items include plants, footwear and printed materials.
  5. Place aluminum foil or other non-staining materials under furniture legs to prevent staining of floor or carpet.
  6. If window coverings and furniture skirts are touching water, lift and fasten their lower edges to allow drying and keep them from further moisture.
  7. Avoid walking on affected areas to prevent damage spread.

Seeking speedy assistance from responsive flood damage restoration professionals in your area can save construction and belongings that otherwise may be lost.