Cleveland OH (PRWEB) May 31, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on the proper method for stabilizing their home or business in the wake of a water or flood problem. With severe weather season underway, flooding is likely to be a major problem for many areas in 2013.
Water damage, particularly flood damage, is one of the most catastrophic and traumatizing events that any one person can experience, mainly because it is usually unexpected, on a large scale, and fully capable of destroying life and property in a matter of minutes. Water damage cleanup can be expensive, taking months or even years to fully recover from.
The primary effects of flood damage include damage to homes, businesses, bridges, cars, sewer systems, roadways, and canals. People and animals may be injured or killed as a result of serious flooding in a given region, and airborne and waterborne diseases are quite common. Drinking water may be affected by flood damage, becoming contaminated and making healthy sources of water scarce. Crops may also be damaged or destroyed, especially in low lying areas.
First, all items and property should be removed from the water damaged area. These can be repaired or restored elsewhere.
Second, all water and moisture, or at least as much as possible, should be extracted from the damaged site. Regular home vacuums may be used, but commercial vacuums are easily rented and may be much more effective. Once the vacuuming is complete, high powered fans may be brought in to expedite the water drying process.
Once dry, carpets will need to be professionally cleaned to finalize the water damage repair. Hardwood floors will need to be similarly treated, cleaned and waxed.
Ceiling water damage is quite common, and is evident by a large discoloration on the ceiling. It is usually caused by water leakage from upstairs bathrooms or rain coming in from leaks in the roof. Again, structure damage, most notably drywall, will need to be addressed, as well as mold removal and repainting.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.