Atlanta Water Damage Repair
Water damage is not limited to floors and walls. Water damage can also effect your furniture and air if not treated as soon as possible.
Anything in your home or business that has been damaged due to some kind of water is subjected to possible odors, stains, mildew or even mold growth. This includes floors, crawlspaces, basements, walls, furniture and even clothing. It is important to have these areas dried and treated as soon as possible to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria or other health risks from occurring. This does include sewage damage as well. Sewage can be very harmful and needs to be treated.
Floodmasters provided 24/7 emergency services so you can call us anytime for your water damage repair or flood damage needs in Atlanta. We will also remove and treat rain water damage in Atlanta.
Here are some helpful tips when dealing with water damage.
Water Damage Do's and Don'ts
- Shut off the water source when possible or call someone to do so.
- Shut off circuit breakers to wet areas.
- Remove rugs, electrical devices, paintings, art, books magazines or other such items from wet areas.
- Place foil or saucers between furniture legs and wet carpet.
- If the outside temperature is above 60 degrees, use dehumidifiers if available.
- Use fans to circulate the air and assist drying.
- Remove as much water as possible by mopping.
- Wipe furniture down.
- Remove and prop up wet cushions.
- Open cabinets and wet drawers. (Do not force if they are swollen)
- Do not turn on ceiling fans if the ceiling is wet.
- Do not use a regular house vacuum to remove excess water.
- Do not leave wet fabrics where they are. Dry them ASAP.
- Do not leave furniture, rugs or other items directly on wet floors. Especially carpets.
- Do not try to clean upholstery or other fabrics with regular cleaners due to possible color staining.
- Do not try to repair or repaint damage surfaces while the area is wet. Wait until everything is completely dried.
- Do not use electrical devices while on wet carpet or wet floors.
- Do not go into rooms with standing water if the electricity is still on.
- Do not try to remove tacked down carpet with out the help of a professional. This could cause shrinkage if done improperly.
Damage from water or bacteria such as mold can begin within a few hours. That is why it is best to act fast and call ASAP. Click HERE to contact us. (link to contact page)
WARNING: Before you do anything, make sure there is no immediate danger due to structural damages, electrical damages or health risks. If raw sewage or flood water is involved, then there is bio-hazards and you should wait for professionals to arrive. If you are unsure of the condition of the effected area, please wait for a professional to avoid danger.