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5 Tips for Dealing with Water Damage

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

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5 Tips for Dealing with Water Damage

When you have water in home areas from a broken pipe in your Nashville, TN, home, you may be concerned about water damage. There are a few things you can do to help protect your home. These five tips may help.

1. Contact a Professional

The first step toward a water damage restoration should be to contact a local restoration service. These professionals should have the tools and training needed to deal with the cleanup and restoration of your home. They may even be able to work with your insurance company.

2. Remove the Water Quickly

It’s important to remove any water as quickly as possible. A pump or water-rated vacuum can be used, as well as rugs or a squeegee. A professional restoration service will often have equipment that can help remove water quickly.

3. Thoroughly Dry the Area

After the water from a broken pipe or another flood source has been removed it’s important to dry the area as thoroughly as possible. In many cases, a dehumidifier may help.

4. Clean the Space

After the water is removed and space is dried, the area will need to be cleaned. This is an important step for preventing the spread of any bacteria that may have been in the floodwater.

5. Clean Affected Items

After flooding in your home, your household items may need to be cleaned as well. The professionals working on the restoration can help with this task with various methods depending on object type and material. A restoration service may also be able to salvage paperwork and electronic devices.

If a broken pipe has caused water damage in your home, these five tips may help. Contact a professional and remove the water as quickly as possible. Thoroughly dry the area and then clean the space. Afterward, you can clean any affected items as well.

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