The water damage cleanup process can be stressful and unnerving. Fortunately, you’ll have an expert team by your side. In today’s post, we share what you should do before, during, and after the water damage cleanup process.
Before We Arrive
In the event of a minor flood, burst pipe, or any other water damage situation that doesn’t constitute a full scale disaster requiring evacuation like a hurricane, you can attempt to clean up portions of your home before the water damage cleanup experts arrive.
While doing so, keep the following in mind:
- Safety first – If you’re unsure whether it’s safe to move an item or provide cleanup to a certain area, leave it to the professionals to handle. For example, you may want to be careful of certain actions like turning on a ceiling fixture if there’s even a tiny amount of water/moisture on your ceiling. Be careful around appliances in general. Also, take note that certain items become much heavier when wet and could cause injury if you try to move them on your own.
- Leave extraction us – Under no circumstances should you attempt full water extraction by way of using an appliance like a vacuum. While you can clean up extraneous items around the home and move them to unaffected areas, the water damage extraction and cleanup process itself needs the right equipment and a trained staff to be handled properly.
- We’ll be on the way shortly – Our team will arrive at your location within two to four hours of the call. While you can take some steps to clean up before we arrive, please don’t over worry or overwork yourself trying to do too much on your own before we arrive. Once we arrive, we will handle the process from start to finish.
Once We Arrive
Once we arrive, the situation is in our hands. Let us worry about your New Castle, DE home. While the water damage process occurs, you’ll want to handle situations like working with your insurer, finding lodging, changing your schedule, etc.
The last thing you want to do, however, is fret over the process and worry about the details of our restoration efforts. Rest assured your home will receive the most thorough and efficient care possible.
After We Finish
After the cleanup process is complete, the next step is simple: go back to living your life! We pride our water damage cleanup and all other disaster restoration services on their ability to give you the fresh start you need. As best we can, we try to eradicate all memories of the disaster and help you move forward as quickly as possible.
If you’re in need of water damage cleanup for your New Castle, DE home, please contact us at (610) 626-9002.