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When Your Home Fills with Water

After an event causes water to enter your property, the extent of damage may be difficult for you to detect. Moisture often seeps into areas owners may not consider, such as inside the walls, under baseboards, into windowsill plates, or onto subfloors. To avoid extensive damage, trained restoration experts should inspect and begin water mitigation immediately within the first 48 hours. Water mitigation can reduce the severity of damage that often follows a flood or a permeating leak.

Take Action Quickly

If a flood disaster occurs on your property, remember the following tips from the professionals at Rainbow International:

  • Remain calm so that you can think clearly. Stay tuned to local communications if flooding is weather related.
  • Call for help as soon as you can.
  • In the event of plumbing failure, close the water main or shut off the source of water so the flooding will stop. Call a local plumber to repair the situation.
  • Shut off the electrical breaker in flooded areas and unplug or move electrical devices away from wet carpet or submerged areas.
  • Place aluminum foil pieces under the legs or feet of furniture in contact with wet carpet to help prevent carpet staining. Lift up any curtains or draperies that are resting on wet carpet or windowsills.
  • Remove papers, books, potted plants, or other items that are sitting on wet carpet or flooring to prevent staining.

Property owners should avoid using a home vacuum, placing newspaper in traffic areas to walk on, and walking on the carpet any more than necessary.

When water damage of any kind strikes, you can rely on the trained service professionals at Rainbow International to restore your home quickly.