" Allow molds to grow on home and or a building, materials that are soaked wet for more than 24 hours, and in "48 hours of wetness, the deadly toxic mold can begin growing in the damaged areas." This is a fact and documented by mold experts.
Water Damage Tips
- Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping the area or using a wet/dry vacuum.
- Wipe as much excess water from wood furniture as you can and remove tabletop lamps and other items from the furniture.
- Turn the air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer and open the windows in the winter to release trapped for an improved indoor air quality.
- Remove any artwork and paintings from the walls if affected.
- Remove any area rugs from the floor and hang to dry outside or inside.
- Remove wet upholstery cushions from the frame and prop them up to dry immediately.
- Place plastic or aluminum foil under any furniture legs that are not plastic to prevent discoloration or bleeding.
- Punch tiny holes in a sagging ceiling to relieve trapped water make sure to place something underneath the holes beforehand to collect any trapped water.
- Make sure that electrical appliances are turned off while standing on wet carpets, floors or especially on wet concrete floors to prevent possible electrocution.
- Report your damage to your insurance company.
- Get help from a Professional for water damage restoration service.
Most Flood Damages are from natural disasters. Ask your Insurance Company about flood insurance and if you qualify for it.It is always best to have additional coverage if your home or facility is in in a Flood Prone Area.Remember that water which comes from outside of your home mostly are not covered by your regular home insurance policy.
By fitting door guards in advance you can prevent flood waters from seeping through the front and back doors. They can be installed in advance, with the guard removed and slotted into place when flood begins and provides a water-tight barrier against rising flood waters.
Flood seals for toilets are also a good idea to store too, as toilets often overflow during flooding, and you have the unenviable problem of having sewage floating around the premises too.
Other flood seal products can be stored too, such as air-brick covers and Instant door and window seals which provide temporary and emergency seals.
It can make all the difference in times of flooding by storing such products in your home or business because when flooding arrives it is often too late.
In cases of severe storms or hurricanes always be prepared. Here are some Immediate Things that you might need.
- Handheld Radios and Batteries to listen for Warning Updates
- A Good Supply of Bottled Water
- Flashlights with Batteries
- Cellphones Fully Charged
- Jackets or Raincoats