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How to Recover from Unexpected Water Damage in Southwest Florida

5/30/2019
Houses caused by water damage is one of the hardest problems to solve as a homeowner. Items that are soaked in water are mostly unrecoverable. Cleaning up is not as simple as memorizing the alphabet.

Water damage can come from the most unexpected sources. Houses caused by water damage is one of the hardest problems to solve as a homeowner. Items that are soaked in water are mostly unrecoverable. Cleaning up is not as simple as memorizing the alphabet. But even though the water has been removed, you still have the threats of growing mold and mildews in your home.


Water damage is a serious problem and needs an expert to analyze the effects. But while you are waiting for the water mitigation team to determine the water damage, here are some few things that we can do to prevent your house from destruction and the start the recovery process by yourself.

Block off the water at the source

One of the solutions to water blocking is house cleaning. You can block the water’s source once you have addressed the electrical issue. You need to find the main shut-off valve in your home and turn it off completely once you know that it is coming from your plumbing. You can now start moving your important items out of harm’s way after you are done shutting off the water. It is better if you know the type of water that you have in your home to quickly determine the cause of your flooding.


Don’t play around with this dangerous water damage. Let the professionals clean it up for you since they are trained in handling these kinds of hazards especially when it comes to types of water and the problems that it leaves behind even though it is gone.


Be Alert: Do Not Mix Electricity and Water

You will notice that there are water piling up in an area and has an electrical outlet or any type of wiring. Do get concerned about the water damage but the live electricity that is about to get hit. It is dangerous and very deadly. The first thing to do is to stop the electricity from its source depending on the water leak.

Quick precautions should be taken to shut off the entire circuit panel and then you need to call a company that services your electricity. Remember that you should never walk in a room with standing water if you are not sure what the status of electricity in that room. When in doubt, call your plumber and electrician to help you out.

You Need to Get Assistance Quickly

Water damage problems are not easy to deal by anyone else who doesn’t have enough knowledge to handle them. Instead of trying to fix them by yourself, but it may be an opportunity for mistakes and missed steps to be made along that way that can result in different problems.

Be Vigilant all the Time

You must stay alert for signs of mold and mildew. Molds and mildew grow in warm, damp areas. It can begin to grow within 24 hours when the leak starts. Always remember to stay vigilant for months after your home is exposed to water damage. You need to remove the material where the mold is growing and throw it away. Call a professional to eliminate the problem if the damage is widespread.

DG Cleaning and Carpet Care LLC specialize in a variety of services including residential and commercial carpet cleaning, emergency water damage drying and cleaning, grout and tile cleaning, house cleaning, and more. Contact us at 239-438-4703 for faster response or visit https://www.dgcleaningandcarpetcare.com/ for more details.


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