Flooding and water damage are a Florida homeowner’s worst nightmare. Hurricanes, strong rains, and busted pipes and pumps can all create water havoc. For some, it’s not a matter of if but when water damage will occur. Di Pasqua Construction Inc. wants you to take heed, but we don’t want you to fret. If you experience a house flood and potential water damage, this blog explains what to do.
Stop the Water
Flooding can be quick and limited or quite extensive. Whether you notice moisture that shouldn’t exist, or you see standing water in the home, you must find its source. Stopping internal water sources is often easier. In the worst-case scenario, you can turn off the main until you figure out the source. Leaky roofs can cause water damage and require roof repairs, while flooding due to storm damage or acts of nature is a different challenge. Either way, you must stop the origin before you can move to extraction.
Remove Loose Items
Mold and water damage occur quickly. If you can, remove any loose items and transfer them to a dry place. Examples include wood furniture, fabric-based items, pictures, and anything else of value. Each of these items may require restoration and treatment. In any event, each item should dry completely and be inspected for mildew and mold.
Extract, Dry, Inspect, and Repair
Depending on the extent of water damage, you should have a professional extract the remaining water immediately. Professionals have access to industrial water extraction equipment and fans. You really don’t want to take a chance when it comes to do-it-yourself water extraction. A professional will extract all remaining water, dry the space, inspect the extent of damage, and discuss what repairs you need. You may also want to consider waterproofing. While waterproofing can’t protect against natural disasters, it can help protect against leaks and moisture.
The Name You Can Trust
Di Pasqua Construction Inc. provides roof repairs, mold mitigation, water damage services, and other construction efforts. We serve homeowners in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and other areas. When you need professional roofing and construction services you can trust, call us at (561) 275-2406 or request a free quote.