10 steps to take while waiting for our crew
By following these tips you can preserve and keep your home and belongings, in addition to enabling our field technicians to get right to work on your property.
- Protect furniture in damage area. – Putting aluminum foil underneath the legs of heavy furniture that can’t be moved can certainly help protect them and your particular carpets. You can also use plastic bags around the legs.
- Watch your step. – Seal off the areas which were encountered with mould or sewage from the rest of your home and attempt not to enter those areas. If you must enter, to prevent tracking contaminates as part of your home, cover your shoes in a plastic bag and get rid of the bag prior to leaving the infected area.
- Shut off or unplug. – In a large flood shut down the electricity, gas, and water completely. For just a minor water damage or flooding, make sure all electrics in the vicinity are disconnected.
- Turn on a dehumidifier. – If you have a de-humidifier, turning it on as soon as possible after a flood can certainly help keep your house dry and prevent mold and mildew growth. However, a heater isn’t a alternative to a dehumidifier. Turning on your heater could in fact increase moisture in the air!