- Do NOT enter a room with standing water unless you a absolutely certain that the power has been turned off. If you are not sure, contact a water damage restoration expert immediately.
- Do not use any electrical appliances!
- Do not use your vacuum to do any water clean up!
- If your ceiling is wet, do not turn on any ceiling fixtures.
- Do not stay in rooms where the ceiling is sagging due to water damage.
- Do not remove carpet without the help of a professional.
- Do not leave wet fabrics in place. If you can, hang them up to dry.
- Do not leave colored items or books and magazines on wet carpet or floors – the inks or dyes may stain them.
- If you see any mold growth, do not disturb it.
If the damaged material in your home is something soft, like a carpet or insulation, it may need to be cut out and thrown away. It’s possible that furniture could be dried out and saved. This will depend on the extent of the damage, and it’s something to discuss with your Henderson water damage restoration expert. But keeping damaged materials in the home can result in long-term mold and mildew problems developing.
You may also need to replace any drywall that was damaged. The sidings and baseboards of your home should be professionally evaluated. It’s possible they can be saved, if properly disinfected. If they do have to be removed, the ripple effects on the rest of the house’s foundation must be understood before action is taken.
Every situation is different, but they have one thing in common — the sooner the homeowner acts, and the sooner our water damage restoration team gets there, the better chance there is of saving your materials.
How far mold has progressed depends on the nature of your water damage. If you acted quickly after a flooding problem and got a professional in, mold may be minimal to non-existent. But unless you’re really fortunate, a slow leak wouldn’t be discovered until at least some level of damage has already been done.
Mold needs to be dealt with carefully. It’s always damaging to the material that’s been infected and, in some cases, can be toxic to the person trying to clean it up. When you see a serious mold issue, work immediately to shut off the airflow and prevent contamination from spreading, and call a water damage restoration pro ASAP. Life Savers Restoration can help you work with your insurance carrier and get clarification on covered services.
Once the water damage has been removed, it’s important that the area is properly sealed. Whether it’s a ceiling, floor, drywall, or siding, you’re going to need a nice new paint job and some fresh caulking. A professional job of sealing and caulking is aimed at reducing the possibility of long-term problems. A poorly done seal and caulk makes it more likely that money will be spent in the future.
Life Savers Restoration takes tremendous pride in acting quickly and doing the job right. A family-owned business that’s spent 25 years serving the people of Las Vegas and Henderson, we understand the needs of those that call us for help.
Rudy and his team were fantastic when our kitchen flooded they were professional, supportive, thorough, and great communicators throughout the entire process. Have to give a special shout-out to Austin and Elias for all their hard work and helping me keep my sanity as they literally took apart my kitchen.
Highly recommend it when chaos ensues!Courtney H.
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