What Homeowners can do Before Professional Help Arrives to Mitigate Water Damage in Minneapolis
How You Can Help SERVPRO Handle Water Damage in Minneapolis
Even with recent maintenance and high-quality parts, the water lines and faucets in your Minneapolis home may still be subject to damage when you least expect it. SERVPRO stays ready on a 24/7 basis to respond to local calls for help, but before we arrive, there are still a few things you can do to help control the damage and keep costs low. Try your best to get these on-the-spot actions done before we arrive for the best results from our mitigation and restoration work.
Stop the Water
The most effective way to minimize costs related to water damage in your Minneapolis home is to cut off the flow of water as soon as possible after you discover signs of damage. Regardless of whether the problem seems to be a slow leak or a sudden water line burst, sealing up the site of damage and cutting off water flow stops any further damage from happening to your home. Most drug stores and supermarkets sell commercially-available sealant products that can apply a temporary fix to most problems. Try to pick some up and seal up the problem yourself before our professional technicians can apply a more permanent fix.
Some of the worst consequences of a small-scale water damage incident can only happen when moisture soaks into floor materials without getting mopped up. The faster we can remove excess water from your home, the more damage we can prevent. Mops, rags, or even paper towels should be used to soak up as much water as possible before our mitigation crew arrives with high-intensity drying equipment.
Separate Soaked Materials
Some fabric objects should be separated into their parts when soaked in water. Items you should try to space out include:
- Couch cushions
- Rugs and carpets
- Books and magazines
Remove any wet items and place them separate from one another in a dry part of the house. Doing so helps to prevent colors from bleeding between items and helps to prevent mold growth caused by slowness to dry.
SERVPRO of Minnetonka is a locally owned and operated company with a national network of resources to provide the best possible care for your home after a damaging incident. Contact us at (952) 473-4837.
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