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South Carolina Water Damage Restoration: Act Quickly, Act Smart

Posted: 3 Jun, 2015 by:

People often underestimate the power of water damage.

Wind topples trees, fire devours homes, but water isn’t so violent. Things dry out, right?

If only it were so easy. A small amount of floodwater can render your home uninhabitable for weeks, months, or more. Even if your possessions escape damage, mold can invade your walls and foundation, posing a serious health risk.

Mitigating water damage requires quick action. Here’s what you should do (and what to avoid) while waiting for a Catastrophe Services Water Damage specialist to arrive:

  • Ventilate wet areas. If no mold is present, use air conditioning.
  • Use sponges, towels, or other means to soak up standing water from flat surfaces.
  • Remove carpets where wood floors are at risk.
  • Spread out wet fabric to dry.
  • Unplug and blow-dry appliances.
  • Freeze books and paper to kill mold.
  • Open drawers, closets, and cabinets.
  • Raise furniture from the floor to prevent stains.

Proceed with caution:

  • Never enter rooms with sagging ceilings.
  • Don’t operate appliances on wet floors.
  • Only use heat drying in ventilated spaces.

Taking these steps ahead of a Catastrophe Services Water Damage Specialist will help ensure a quick, successful water damage restoration.

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