The most dangerous thing about water in the home is letting it stay. If the water cleanup does not take
place immediately, the water in the home/business causes more havoc. It starts to soak into the
surfaces that it comes across. This means that if the house or business place has wooden floors, it seeps
deep into the wood weakening the structures. It also increases the risk of mold developing. The last
thing a property owner wants after flood damage is a mold infestation. This can result in the
compromise of the structural integrity of the house. Thus, a flooded home needs immediate drying.
If there is a noticeable leak from a pipe break or supply line break, the first step is to try and see if the
leakage can be stopped. This would entail closing the mains supply of water in the home. If there is
some water in the home, then the electrical supply should be switched off. This would help to minimize
the risk of damaging the appliances. The restoration company should then be called in to assess the
extent of water in business.
Now that you’ve stopped the leak (if possible) the first thing you want to do is contact a water damage
remediation company like Premier Restoration Inc. You do not want to delay since mold begins to form
after twenty-four hours. The longer water sits, the more opportunity it has to wreak havoc on wood,
walls, and carpet. You will also want to contact your insurance company to begin the claim process but
only do this after you’ve fully communicated with your water restoration team. Remember, they’re here
to help you through the entire process. Calling in a professional restoration company should always be
the first step because these are professionals that possess not only the know-how to handle water
cleanup, but also the equipment. They can carry out an assessment of water in a home or business and
advice on what needs to be done for restoration. If they are consulted early on, they can also provide
mitigation advice to reduce the risk of suffering flood damage.