5 Steps to Mitigating Flood and Water Damage
During the spring months in Montana, snow begins to melt and the rainy season is upon us. While we need this season to avoid fires in our forests later in the year, it can also be a dangerous time for homes. If you’re not prepared, water can flood your home and cause water damage, including mold growth.
Once you realize you have water damage, you need to deal with the problem immediately to prevent additional damage. Call a professional restoration service to mitigate the water damage, and follow our top five steps to minimize water damage:
- Get air moving
No matter how you do it, getting the air moving is the first step toward drying things out. If humidity outdoors isn’t too high, like in Montana, open doors and windows to get a breeze moving through. Open closets, cabinets and drawers to get air into hard-to-reach places. You can also turn on all fans — think bathrooms, kitchens, ceiling fans and even portable fans — to move air.
- Call a professional
You should call a professional restoration service as soon as possible. These services not only have high powered equipment to deal with water damage, but they also have years of experience and professional training, so they know signs to spot additional issues to prevent further damage, such as signs of mold.
To help dry an area out, start dehumidifying if you have a dehumidifier.
- Remove wet objects
To help the area dry, remove heavy, wet items, such as rugs and furniture, as well as sheet vinyl or linoleum. You can even remove the insulation under the floor if it is wet.
- Prevent further damage
Work with your professional restoration company to come up with solutions to the water issue and find ways to avoid damage in the future.
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