• What's the Best Way to Clean up Water Damage?

    Learn some tips to take the horror out of water damage cleanup.

    Repairing residential water damage

    Nothing can take the wind out of your sails like water damage in your house. It’s messy, smelly, and can be incredibly damaging. Can it be cleaned up effectively? You bet! But it needs to be done right. Here’s how:

    First Comes Water Extraction

    The first, and one of the most critical steps to effective water damage cleanup is water extraction. This involves removing the bulk of the water from the flooded area using professional extraction equipment that can get to the water that has seeped under flooring, walls, and cabinets.

    This step is so important because the sooner you can get the water out, the less damage that you’ll be dealing with in the long run, including mold, which can start to take hold in less than 24 hours.

    Next Comes Dehumidification

    When most of the water is out, it’s time for dehumidification. This step will make sure all of the excess moisture from the flood is removed from your home. Even a small amount of moisture can cause permanent damage to flooring, furniture, drywall, and appliances. And mold and mildew can start colonizing with even a small amount of leftover moisture in your home. Dehumidifying ensures you won’t face long-term problems from leftover water damage.

    Finally, It’s Time to Clean

    Once the water is removed and the moisture is gone, it’s time for cleaning. Your floors and carpets may be salvageable with the right cleaning, deodorizing, and treatment. Professional carpet cleaners have the right equipment and products to help you get your home back to living condition.

    A flood in your home is no laughing matter, and cleaning it up isn’t either. To ensure your water damage is treated properly and effectively, contact our team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners today.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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