Water damage from a burst pipe is a nightmare! But can you save your house? With quick response and the right action you can. Here’s what needs to be done:
The faster you can get started, the more likely you are to have successful water damage cleanup. One of the biggest concerns is mold, which can start to grow in less than 24 hours when there’s water present.
Call for emergency response, 24/7, to get a cleanup crew on site as quickly as possible. They will assess the damage and create an action plan for clean-up. The sooner it gets cleaned up the better.
The first step to saving your home is to get the water out fast. Professional attention is critical. They will have the right equipment to extract the water from all of the areas you can see, and all of the areas you can’t, which is where the mold can take hold if you don’t get the water out successfully and completely the first time.
Once the water is out, the area needs to be dried and cleaned. Fans and dehumidifiers may be set up to ensure the area is free of moisture. Once dry the cleaning can begin with deodorizing and sanitizing the area to prevent odor and bacteria, then thorough professional cleaning of the flooring and furniture.
No one wants to deal with a burst pipe, ever. In addition to managing the pipe repair, you’re left dealing with the water cleanup as well. If you have water damage in your home, don’t wait—contact our team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners by calling 803-732-3200 or by clicking here.