• What Is the Best Way to Clean Up Water Damage from a Burst Pipe?

    Repairing Residential Water Damage

    Water damage can be one of the most devastating things to happen in your home. During the winter months when the weather gets cold, the possibility of water in your home from a burst pipe is a reality. Here’s what to do if it happens to you:

    Water Extraction Is the Priority

    When you have water in your house, the number one priority is to get the water out and get it out fast. The longer water sits, the more damage it can do. Structural damage, damage to walls, appliances, furniture, and belongings are just the beginning of what water can do. Then you have to worry about mold, which can start growing in less than 24 hours. Professional water extraction is the critical first step to successful cleanup.

    Drying Is the Next Step

    Once the water is out, the cleanup is not over. Drying is important to be sure the area is free from excess moisture. This task is done with special drying equipment that reaches under flooring, behind walls, and under cabinets, followed by dehumidifiers to remove the humidity from the air to ensure complete drying.

    Cleaning Closes the Deal

    Once the area is dry, cleaning can begin. This step includes cleaning of the carpets and flooring, the furniture, and the area around the burst pipe. Part of this step in the process includes deodorizing and applying antibacterial and mold prevention products to make sure there are no residual effects after the flood.

    Cleanup after a burst pipe is no joke, and the cleanup needs to be done professionally by a team with expertise and experience. For water damage cleanup you can rely on, contact the pros at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners today.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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