Sometimes life just happens. While there are plenty of situations that we can take on and even plan for so that we can bend the situation to our will. However, most of the time, we end up in certain situations out of our hands. And when that does happen, usually, the first thing on our mind is to panic. And of course, once panic does set in, the situation can become dire.
One situation that can create panic if not handled correctly, is water damage. This scenario is a common one: Running to and fro trying to get everything completed for the holidays before the deadline, it is understandable that you are bound to forget something that would seem so minor. Perhaps you forgot to turn off the water faucet in the bathroom as you cleaned up for a date last night?
Whatever the case, upon your return your place of residence to find it completely flooded. Now the wheels in your head begin turning as you start to calculate the amount of cash and steps needed to be taken required to fix your error. The first item of business would be to contact your insurance company and inform them of the situation and follow their instructions. The second step would be to get in touch with a local water damage cleanup company.
Now that this is done, what are you to do? Sit and wait for the cleanup company to arrive? Believe it or not, there are a few things that you can do to ease up on the cleanup process before the crew arrives. The steps may be long, but the results will help you sleep easier at night in the process.
First things first, it is important to understand the type of water that you are dealing with. If it’s clean water, such as a drinking source, you’re safe to proceed. If it’s contaminated water, like from a sewage line or floodwater, leave everything to the professionals. Contaminated water can pose a serious health hazard. However, if the water is clean, you are free to proceed with a few other steps in order to make the cleanup process slightly easier.
Follow these steps, and let the cleanup company do their job, and you should have your home back into living order without any further problems. However, many situations in life take on the form of coins: double-sided. With every positive, there is always a negative. Here is a list of a few things that you should not do once you understand your situation:
As with the steps previously mentioned, if you follow these tips, it will not only keep you safe, but also aid somewhat in the repair process done by the cleanup company. If you are looking for a professional company experienced in water damage cleanup in Cedar Rapids, Challis Restoration Inc. is the crew you are looking for! From flood and water damage repairs to full remodels and insurance reconstruction, Challis Restoration Services provides quality work at a fair price; and has done so for over 20 years! As a fully insured and licensed contractor with expert technicians, they are dedicated to working with you to address all your restoration needs. (563)-748-14535