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Home Maintenance Work that Helps Prevent Water Damage

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For the most part, water damage can be prevented. It may mean having routine home maintenance inspections, but the fact remains that diligence can help prevent a full blown water damage problem.Home maintenance work can help a lot in preventing costly water damage. (Photo Credits) More often than not, a simple home inspection can help a homeowner pinpoint possible home concerns before they cause indoor flooding, too much moisture that will invite mold growth, or water damage that could affect the home structure. Super Dry San Diego Flood Restoration Web SiteHome improvement website House Logic came up with an article on home maintenance activities that will help avoid the perils of water damage. Some can be carried out by the homeowner himself, some repairs and maintenance work meantime will need professional assistance. Mold Service“Check for Water Leaks and Fix Them. Why it matters: Persistent leaks lead to mold and mildew, rot, and even termites and carpenter ants (they like chewing…

Tips on Safely Cleaning a Flooded Property

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Staying safe during flood cleanup should be the priority of any household reeling from the effects of flooding. After all, flood clean up can be the hardest part of experiencing flooding. Once everyone is physically safe, and can return home, the next question is how to go about the clean-up. Historical Landmarks in SanteeThe New York Times came up with a long feature on safely cleaning up following a storm or hurricane that has caused home flooding. One of the reminders they mentioned in the articles is the protective gear homeowners should wear during the clean-up. They however emphasized that professional help is ideal in such scenario to ensure full and safe restoration. Super Dry San Diego Water Damage 24 hoursThe dreaded clean-up can be physically and mentally exhausting. (Photo Credits) “Your protective gear should be suited to the materials you’ll handle, such as heavy duty work gloves for handling debris, and natural rubber, neoprene, or polyurethane or PVC gloves for use with…

Safety tips to survive a flash flood

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Being caught in the middle of a flash flood can be one of the most dangerous scenarios to be in, especially for families with young children. Itr is extremely important to know what to do during such instances, whether inside the home, or when travelling in a vehicle. Super Dry CA San DiegoThe website DisasterCenter.com came up with a comprehensive set of guidelines aimed at ensuring flood safety while in the middle of a flash flooding.The threat of flash flooding is real, and every individual should know what to do during such emergencies. (Photo Credits) “If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. Move to a safe area before access is cut off by flood water. Evacuation is much simpler and safer before flood waters become too deep for vehicles to drive through. Follow recommended evacuation routes. Shortcuts or alternate, non-recommended routes may be blocked or damaged by flood waters. Leave early enough to avoid being marooned by flooded roads. Delaying too long may allow all escape …

Can flooded mattresses still be saved?

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Flooded mattresses can be the hardest to clean, are they worth saving? (Photo Credits) Flooded mattresses are almost synonymous to wasted money, because it can be counter-productive to save, and can even be dangerous to the health of the user in the long run. Dangerous because it may look clean and dry in the surface, but the inside may still be moist, making it a breeding ground for molds and bacteria to grow. Are flooded upholstered furniture worth saving?The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency emphasized that upholstered materials inundated in flood waters should be removed as soon as possible from a flooded property and disposed right away. 24 Hour Flood Service Super Dry San Diego“Remove saturated porous materials such as mattresses or upholstery, especially those with visible fungal growth. These items should be moved out of the building as soon as possible. Cover contaminated items with plastic drop cloths prior to moving to prevent spread of contaminants. Appropri…

Are flooded upholstered furniture worth saving?

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Property owners indeed face a lot of hassle and destruction following a flooding incident. Apart from a flooded structure, homeowners also face damaged furniture including those that are upholstered. 24 Hour Super Dry Water Damage Restoration ServiceUpholstered pieces of furniture though soak up a lot of flood water and the dirt that comes with it. And most guidebooks and reputable websites would say that it may not be wise to salvage a flood-damaged upholstered furniture because of the possible expense it may entail.Upholstered furniture can soak up a lot of flood water and can be difficult to clean. (Photo Credits) So the question is, are flooded upholstered furniture worth saving?The North Dakota State University has published a manual that can be used by property owners reeling from flood damage. In that document they discussed about upholstered furniture, and touched on the matter of deciding whether a piece is worth saving. Santee 24 Hours Water Damage“Before starting to salvage …

Salvaging Water Damaged Wooden Furniture

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Water damage can be very destructive such that it can destroy a house or a building and everything inside it. Such is very true especially for wooden furniture that needs to be treated as soon as it gets inundated in flood waters. This is because the more it is submerged and untreated, the bigger the damage it sustains.Wooden furniture can be saved from flood damage. (Photo Credits) The Texas A & M University, Agrilife Extension published a guide on how to deal with flood-soaked wooden furniture, among other home items that have been submerged in flooding. They came up with three easy to remember pointers for homeowners. How to Spot Water Damage on Walls“Brush off mud. All parts (drawers, doors, etc.) should be removed. Remove or cut a hole in the back to push out stuck drawers and doors. Discard flooded padding. Use commercial furniture-cleaning products designed for the type of material. Do not refinish or wax until thoroughly dry.    Dry slowly out of direct sunlight because sun…

How to Spot Water Damage on Walls

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Wall Water Damage IndicatorsWater damage on walls can be an indicator that water damage exists in the rest of the home. And this is why it is important that it be determined and remediated right away.True Value Projects came up with a guide on how to detect water damage on walls, and for experienced homeowners, they too shared some information on how to try restoring it. Super Dry San Diego CASpotting water damage on walls help avoid heavier structural damage. (Photo Credits) “Sometimes it will be obvious that you have water leaking either behind your walls or onto the ceiling from above. The ceiling or walls may show visible signs of moisture, dripping water, or signs of failing structural integrity. Ceiling drywall panels may sag or crumble under the weight of water that saturates the naturally porous gypsum material. Other times, you may notice small signs like coffee-colored stains that may expand over time. Before making any repairs, you need to find the source of the water leak. …