Steps You Can Take After a Flood or Water Damage
We understand- it can be a terrible sight when a homeowner unexpectedly finds water damage in their property. Furniture and other appliances and electronics can be destroyed as well as home structures can be threatened.
There are many reasons why water leaks occur, and many sources, like an overflowing toilet, a burst pipe, or other factors. But the most important thing is to get help immediately.
After you have called a water restoration expert like FastFix, turn off the main valve or shut down the direct water supply. Also, while waiting for the Fast Fix team to arrive- take safety precautions before starting the clean-up process, like cutting off the electricity supply if the water is near the electrical outlets. Turn off the electricity through the fuse/breaker box and contact an electrician before trying anything else.
Take First Emergency Steps to Extract Water
After turning off the power, you should assess the area and look for structural damage to your house. Place a bucket underneath the leak if you see water dripping from the ceiling. If you see sagging floorboards or sagging ceilings, stay away from them, and wait for the professionals.
Once you feel the property is safe, take the following steps:
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture.
- Use a wet vacuum, mops, and fans to remove as much moisture as possible.
- Turn on the AC to dry off the area if it is during the summer.
- Take all your belongings and move them to a safe place.
- Take all art objects from your walls and floor and move them to a safe place.
- Gather loose items from the floor.
- Remove wet upholstery and cushions.
- Pull away colored rugs from wet carpeting.
- Collect all the loose items from the floor.
Now is the time for FastFix Restoration.
If you have a water damage issue in the Los Angeles area, we are here to help you. Our team will arrive at your property at your earliest convenience to inspect the water-damaged area and make a strategy to eliminate the consequences of the disaster quickly.
We want this blog to not only offer our services but to educate and make you aware of what you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your home. FastFix Restoration understands the hardship that homeowners can face when experiencing flooding in their houses.
Our work is guaranteed, and we provide emergency water damage restoration services in the following areas:
Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Encino, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Bel Air.
Call us @ 818-688-6288