Your Ogden home has suffered water damage now what? There are some really important things you should know. First and foremost it’s best to take action as soon as possible. When in doubt, don’t enter the flooded area until you are told it is safe by a professional.
Follow these easy steps to drying out and sanitizing your home:
-Start by opening doors and windows to let fresh air run through.
-Wear a mask to protect yourself against possible mold, mildew and allergens.
–Disconnect the power, unplug any electronics, and remove electronics, furniture and movable items immediately.
–Remove as much water as possible. Use old towels, buckets and mops to soak up as much water as possible.
-Dry out the area. Once you have removed all of the water, use fans and a dehumidifier to help dry out the area
–Disinfect. After the area has dried out, including wood beams, insulation, drywall, etc., use a good disinfectant to get rid of any bacteria that might have come up through sewers, toilets, etc.
-Dispose of damaged items. You’ll be tempted to throw everything into a dumpster and call it good. But if you can organize damaged goods into piles and recycle what you can, you will help alleviate the pressure on your local landfill site.
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Swift Restoration, water damage professionals, we often see first-hand how devastating water damage can be. Swift technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You need a Swift response to your water damage emergency and you can count on us!