Water-Emergency Tips: What to Do
Time is critical when your home or office has a water leak. It’s important that you take proper measures until Ahold of Mold arrives to prevent further harm. First, you should try to stop the water flow and remove as much excess water from the scene as safely possible. Then, towel-dry any wooden furniture and relocate moveable items to a dry place. It’s also a good idea to place wood blocks under furniture to avoid damage to furniture and flooring. Pin up draperies and upholstery skirts.
What Not to Do
When a water emergency occurs, many people are under too much stress to think clearly. Ahold of Mold has compiled a list of what not to do to keep you and your family safe until we arrive. Do not go near contaminated water or use electrical appliances and outlets in wet areas. Don’t use your household vacuum to extract the water. Cut down the growth of mold by not placing wet items on absorbent surface or leaving absorbent materials like boxes or pillows in the wet area. Also, don’t turn on your heating or air conditioning system if you think water may have entered your ducts. Lastly, don’t enter rooms in which the ceiling is wet or sagging, and don’t let children or the elderly enter the affected areas.
While you can help decrease hazard in water-emergency situations, it’s essential that you get professional help to handle the onset of mold quickly and effectively. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and our certified water extraction technicians will start the water removal process immediately.