Precautions You Need to Take with Water Damage Restoration and Cleaning

Precautions You Should Consider with Water Damage Restoration and Cleaning

Should you discover your home has been affected by water whether from flooding or some unfortunate accident, the faster you take action, the better your chances of restoring your home to its former condition. However, you need to take precautions.

Flood Restoration and Carpet Drying Fans

When it comes to water damage restoration, Water Damage Specialist offers a round-the-clock service across Sydney, Melbourne and north to Brisbane. Call us at the first sign of trouble.

While you’re waiting for the experts to arrive, here are some precautions you should take both for your own safety and to maximise the chances of fully restoring your carpets and other possessions:

  • Under no circumstances should you try to use your home vacuum on your wet carpets. Other than the real risk of electric shock, this can severely damage the machine itself. A wet vac is probably OK but it’s better to wait for the professionals to arrive with specialised commercial-grade water extraction and carpet drying equipment.
  • Don’t use print items such as newspapers or magazines to try to mop up the moisture on the carpets. The ink can transfer onto the carpets and add to problems with staining and browning.
  • Avoid walking on your wet carpets unless absolutely necessary. Wet carpets are easily damaged so need to be treated carefully.
  • If your home has been affected by contaminated water from toilets or sewage pipes, avoid touching anything with your bare hands. Wash your hands thoroughly outside after doing anything in your home. Dispose of any foodstuffs or personal hygiene items that might have been in the affected area.
  • Try to avoid staying in the property if you have an alternative. Damp environments are extremely unhealthy, especially for the young, the old, and those with certain serious health conditions.
  • Be careful about turning on your air conditioner or HVAC system as it may help spread contamination.

Your expert team should be on site very quickly and will check for any hazards, start work on minimising any further possible damage, and begin work on drying out your home, and carpets and restoring your belongings.

Whenever you need quality water damage restoration, based Water Damage Specialist is available 24 hours a day. In addition to Sydney, we also service Brisbane and south to Melbourne and surrounding areas.

Kaylyn Tanner

About Kaylyn Tanner

Kaylyn is part of the Water Damage Specialist website content crew. She loves sharing her knowledge with others to help make the flood cleanup process as easy as possible.
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