There are a lot of things that need to be taken care of following water damage in your Las Vegas home, and it can be completely overwhelming trying to manage it all. During a time that seems hectic and far from organized, the water damage cleanup team at Design Builders has come up with a checklist for you to follow to help make you feel more in control when dealing with water damage cleanup in your home or business.
The following list will help you respond quickly, keep water damage to a minimum, and make the cleanup and restoration process run as smoothly as possible.
Remember Safety First
When water has been found, assess the surrounding area and situation for anything that could cause harm. If there is a lot of standing water, turn off all power and gas in the room. Water can contain dangerous chemicals or pathogens, so do not let it come in direct contact with your skin.
If you have flood insurance, contact your insurance adjuster immediately.
A flood or water damage insurance claim will need to be filed as soon as possible. Take photos of all the damage sustained, and make a list of items that have been damaged. An adjuster will arrive to assess the damage, so be sure to keep a record of everything.
If you have furniture, rugs, bedding, etc. in the area where water damage occurred, move them outside. It will be easier to clean and dry out these items when removed from the affected area, and it will allow room for carpet and flooring to be pulled up and dried or replaced if necessary.
There is no need to try to go about this whole process on your own. By calling a water damage restoration company, you can ensure your home and belongings will be in the best care. Water damage requires immediate attention, and the restoration team at Design Builders uses advanced drying equipment and techniques to thoroughly dry out the area and dehumidify the home to prevent mold growth. We will take care of removing carpet, if necessary, and restoring your home. We are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, so you can rest assured that the water damage will be handled correctly and efficiently.
Before any permanent repairs are done, or any items are replaced or put back, make sure your home is thoroughly dry. If working with a restoration company, they will handle all of this, but be sure to be patient with the drying process. If moisture is left behind, mold can grow.
This may seem like a lot to do, and it is definitely overwhelming if you are dealing with water damage on your own. Do not get discouraged! If the right steps are followed in the right order, your home can be restored as good as new! Design Builders will handle the entire water damage cleanup from start to finish, leaving you with the best results for your home.