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post #1 of Old 08-21-2015, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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How to clean up water damage in a home

Homeowners who experience even a small amount of water seeping into their homes either from flooding or from a broken pipe should be concerned about mold. The sooner you start cleaning up after water damage, the sooner you can stop mold from growing under your carpet.
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1. Unplug everything first. Before you begin cleaning, unplug everything. It is very dangerous to enter a water damaged home if electronics are plugged in. Carefully unplug everything from the wall and turn off any appliances before you begin cleaning.

2. Soak up as much water as possible with a wet/dry vacuum. If you don't have a wet/dry vacuum, you can rent one at a hardware store. To begin the process of drying out the floor and walls, run the vacuum over your floors, walls, and anywhere else where you notice built up water damage. Sop up as much set in water as possible with the wet/dry vacuum.

3. Steam clean the carpet. For water damaged carpet, your best option is steam cleaning. You can rent a steam cleaner at a local hardware store if you do not own one. Run the steam cleaner over the water damaged carpet to remove moisture and clean your carpeting.

4. Disinfect everything. Water damage can cause the build up of bacteria in your walls, floors, and carpeting. Disinfecting these areas to remove water damage is important. You can buy a disinfectant cleaner at a local grocery store or hardware store. If possible, ask a worker for a disinfectant specifically designed to treat water damage. Scrub down your walls and floors with a disinfectant.

5. Apply a product to prevent mold growth. Mold growth can occur, especially in wood, after water damage. After cleaning and disinfecting your floors and walls, apply a product that inhibits mold growth. Purchase your product at a hardware store or department store. Apply it according to package directions.

6. Use fans and a humidifier. Even after sopping up most of the water, there is likely some lingering water in your floors and carpeting. Keep fans in the room and have them on for 24 hours a day. This can speed up the drying process. You should also place a dehumidifier in the room if you have one.

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Here are some tips to clean up the water damage:
1. If the water damaged has happened through pipe burst or pipe leakage; stop the flow of water by shutting off the main water line in your home.

2. If your home is flooded more, cut off the gas and electricity lines to be safe, though it is only needed in large floods.

3. Examine carefully the situation in your home and then plan taking restoration services.

4. Take a ton of photos and videos to show the insurance company.
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GOOD advice, especially to unplug anything electric! Thank you.

I live in Florida where hurricanes are common and floods happen as well. Scary stuff and I sure wish I didnt live here! This year I finally got renter's insurance, to protect me if something awful happen. $30/month which isnt all that much and it makes me feel a lot safer.
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Water in unwanted places can cause a lot of damage. Not only can it ruin your prized possessions, but also the house in which they are stored. If you’re able to act quickly, you can minimize the damage and possibly save some of your possessions. Some of your success depends on how long the water’s been around, there might be pieces of furniture that can be saved, and sometimes, even carpet, but any electronics hit by water are probably doomed.

Here are what to do

#1. Call your insurance company before you do anything, and tell them what you want to do.
#2. Disconnect the power, unplug any electronics, and remove electronics, furniture and movable items immediately.
#3. Get rid of the water.
#4. Disinfect.
#5. Prevent mold growth.
#6. Dispose of damaged items responsibly
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