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Title: A QUICK GUIDE TO EMERGENCY WATER DAMAGE


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A QUICK GUIDE TO EMERGENCY WATER DAMAGE
Water damage is one of the most common and
preventable emergencies any business setup or
residential property can experience. One of the
fundamental rules while facing any emergency is
to have a clear-cut plan or a list of do's and
don'ts when faced with such an emergency. The
less prepared you are, the more damage you will
endure. So, making plans ahead of any eventuality
is the wisest thing to do. Keep in mind these
five steps to tackle water related disasters and
you could be on the way to ensuring your property
suffer minimal damage. Protect your body Water
damage can potentially harm your health as well
as safety and the first priority must be to
protect oneself. Switch off the electricity and
wear protective gear like rubber gloves,
waterproof galoshes. Find the root of the
problem The source of the water leak must be
identified and stopped. It could be a burst pipe
or a leak from a hot water tank. Ensure that you
know the exact location of the shut off valves so
that it can be closed. A leaky ceiling often
leaves tell-tale marks. Look out for signs of
mold such as foul odors or discolored
ceilings. How to ensure Your Insurance Company
pays Make yourself aware of the procedures
required to get your claims settled. Ensure that
the claims adjustor reaches and makes an onside
inspection as well as estimates the cost of
repairs. Record the damages Take photos of the
damaged areas to ensure that the extent of damage
is clearly established and also keep detailed
records and receipts of valuables. Dry Things
Out Molds and mildew can damage your property
especially wooden furniture which is vulnerable
to the vagaries of nature. Remove wooden
furniture as soon as possible from the flooded
areas. Hang wet carpets, rugs to dry and use fans
and blowers to de humidify. Take help from
professional grade restorers who can ensure that
your house is restored o is original glory and
also put in checks to preempt any future water
damage to your property. Clean and Restore Your
Property Restoring your property after major
water damage is a gargantuan task and it is
recommended that you take the help of well-known
and professional restoring agencies like
DryOnTime. Calling professional help will go a
long way in reducing the aftermath of any water
damage. You will have to remove certain things
like insulation, flooring, and carpeting and
replace it with fresh ones. Moisture can seep
into the
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most unlikely places which could be sniffed out
by specialty equipment such as moisture
detectors, hygrometers and remote cameras which
are used by professionals. Salvage any equipment
and check it with experts if it can be safely
used otherwise discard. Checklist before
finalizing any restoration agency Before
finalizing any restoration agency check if the
service provider has a workforce who is fully
aware of the OHSA rules and regulations
pertaining to water damage restoration as well as
any state requirements. Professional service
providers such as DryOnTime ( Serving New Jersey
and Manhattan NY Areas) have vetted and
experienced professionals who have attended
classes to be fully versed in all of the
standards of care and safety for the industry.
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