• What Are the First Steps That I Should Take in the Event of Water Damage?

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    No one, and we mean no one, wants to deal with water damage. But if it happens to you, what should you do? There are some steps you can take right away. Whether you are dealing with water damage now or just want to be prepared for the worst, here’s what you should do:

    Turn It Off

    Many times, water damage in a home is caused by a leak in a pipe or appliance. If you can find the source of the leak, turn it off as quickly as possible. The less water that gets into your home, the better. If it’s a major leak, turn off the main water valve to your home.

    Call for Backup

    No one is better at water damage cleanup than the pros. They know what needs to happen in order to get your house back to normal. The sooner you can get water cleaned up and your house dried out, the more likely it is that you can prevent further damage or long term issues. Here’s what their process includes:

    • Water extraction: using commercial extraction tools, they can get the most water out as quickly as possible
    • Drying: this is critical, as it gets any residual water out of the area to prevent further damage, including drying areas behind walls, under flooring, and even under cabinets and in crawl spaces
    • Cleaning: having your flooring cleaned properly after water damage will help prevent bacterial and mold growth, stop odors in their tracks and get your home back to pre-damage condition

    Cleaning up after a leak or a flood is important, but doing it right will make all the difference. For the best in water damage cleanup, contact the pros at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners as quickly as possible!

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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