4 Things You Should NOT Do After Water Damage
After a water loss, it's tempting to try and take matters into your own hands. But the best way to prevent more damage from happening is by calling professionals trained in water damage restoration as quickly as possible. Here are 4 things you should never do after suffering from a water damage event.
Don't use electronic appliances near water.
If you have electronics that were damaged by water, don't use them. Water can cause electrical appliances to short out and start a fire, or even electrocute you if you try to use them. Don't plug in anything that has been exposed to moisture until it has been thoroughly dried out by a professional. For example,
Don't stand under a sagging ceiling.
This might seem obvious, but it's important to remember that water can cause ceilings to sag. When you're in your home after a water damage event, don't stand under any sagging sections of the ceiling. When the weight of the water becomes too much, the ceiling can collapse ontop of you.
Also never stand in a flooded room. Not only can the water be highly unsanitary, but the water may also be in contact with electrical outlets.
Don't clean up on your own.
The first thing to do after water damage is to call a professional. This may seem like an obvious statement, but it's surprising how many people try to clean up and repair their homes on their own after a flood or burst pipe. While you may think you're helping by doing this work yourself, there are many reasons why hiring professionals is the best option:
- They know what they're doing.
- You'll save money by hiring someone instead of buying supplies yourself.
- If something goes wrong during repairs, professional contractors are insured.
- Experienced professionals won't cut corners.
Don't wait to call professionals.
If you've ever experienced a flood or other water damage, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with the aftermath. The longer you wait, the worse things get.
- Waiting too long means that mold and mildew will have time to grow in your home or business.
- The longer water sits untreated on your property, the more damage it causes.
- Secondary damages are more expensive to repair.
If this sounds familiar then don't worry--we're here to help! Our team has been trained in all aspects of restoration work so we can handle any type of project regardless of how big or small it might be! When you call a company such as SERVPRO of Bonita Springs/Estero, you can count on an immediate response to your loss 24/7.
The best way to prevent more damage is to call a professional.
The best way to prevent more damage from happening after a water loss is by calling professionals trained in water damage restoration as quickly as possible. A trained and experienced professional will quickly respond to your loss and begin the mitigation process immediately, having your home or business back up and running again in no time.