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Water Damage Doesn’t Always Mean Ruined Possessions

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

Take quick action to begin the drying process

Discovering water at home is something no homeowner wants to experience. Along with dealing with the water itself, it can ruin belongings and create the ideal conditions for mold growth. Whether a broken pipe or malfunctioning appliance caused the issue, it can seem overwhelming and a hopeless endeavor salvaging items.

Cleaning Tips

While some items may not be saved, a surprising number of your treasures may be salvageable. From furniture to artwork and electronics, quick action may limit the damage.

Remove items from the affected area as quickly as possible.
For items that are still wet, rinse them off and gently wipe down with a damp cloth.
While furniture, rugs, and similar items can be taken outdoors to dry, some objects may be affected by the sunlight. If possible, let those items dry inside the home.
Use fans, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers to eliminate moisture. If the humidity outdoors is at an acceptable level, open windows.
Fragile paper-related items and artwork must be gently handled. For artwork, open the frame to let air in. Photographs stuck together should be lightly soaked to naturally separate and laid flat to dry.
Metal items should be cleaned and dried to avoid rust forming.
Organic materials are prone to mold. Any textiles and leathers should be dried as soon as possible.

Professional Help
If there has been an extensive amount of water loss, handling it on your own can involve a significant amount of time and resources that would be better spent elsewhere. A professional water remediation and restoration expert not only has the tools to clean up the water mess and eliminate the chances of mold growth, but they also have the tools and know-how to clean most items in the home. Along with dry cleaning services, they also have methods that include wet, foam, abrasive, and immersion cleaning processes.
While no one wants water in their Dickson, TX, home, it doesn’t have to mean replacing your belongings are losing precious treasures. Take quick action to begin the drying process can do wonders for your water loss.

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