Perhaps you come home from work to find your basement full of water, or you wake up to find your carpets soaked through. It can be stressful, especially when you do not immediately know where the water is coming from.
If you have unexpectedly found water in your home, here are the first things you should do to ensure your safety and limit the damage.
It may seem like a no-brainer, but the first thing you should do if you discover any water damage in your house is to find out if you can identify where the problem is coming from. Perhaps an appliance has started leaking, or perhaps a faucet is having trouble. If the water is coming from something that can be shut off quickly and immediately, that can be the best way to stop the problem so you can start to fix any damage.
You may not immediately know where the water is coming from. If a pipe has burst, or you do not know what is causing the water, just turn off the water to your home to prevent further flooding. This will allow you to focus on cleaning up and restoring the water damage and give you a chance to figure out what caused the problem in the first place. You do not want to let the problem continue to grow, so by turning off the water in your house, you can hopefully get it to stop in its tracks.
Dirty water and electricity do not mix. Suppose you can check to see if you can tell whether the water has reached any open electrical outlets. If you think it has, DO NOT touch the water. Coming in contact with the electrified water could put you at risk of shock. It is hazardous and can even be fatal. The best thing you can do is turn off the electricity in your home to prevent injury.
Hopefully, you have identified the problem’s source and managed to stop it from getting worse. The next thing you have to deal with is cleaning up the mess and drying out everything that has gotten soaking wet. You may think you can do this independently, but it is best to call a professional water damage restoration company to help you. The experts at Restoration 1 of Mohave County have the right skills and equipment to ensure that the damage is properly repaired and restored and that no further damage incurs.
Finding water damage in your home is incredibly frustrating. Following the proper steps can help you prevent further damage to your home and possessions and ensure your safety. Calling our team at Restoration 1 of Mohave County, which has the right expertise and equipment, can make all the difference in dealing with the water damage caused by unexpected flooding in your home.