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Water and mold damage often work hand in hand to undermine the structural security of your home while posing a significant health risk to its inhabitants. It is crucial to keep these facts in mind when facing stressful situations, rather than merely viewing them as an inconvenience to your daily life. Being knowledgeable and prepared to take actions at the outset of such disasters can mean the difference between losing your precious possessions, preventing extensive damage to your property, or becoming seriously ill. On this page, you can educate yourself on exactly what to do to combat mold or water damage.
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The single most important factor that will decide how bad a disaster in your home will be is time. Your immediate action will allow you to mitigate much of the damage, and even recover and restore your precious belongings. When you Call Disaster Works Environmental Restoration, you can count on our professional team to accurately assess the situation and put into action the proper plans to minimize loss and harm to you, your family and your property. 

We recommend that you always have our number on hand to minimize panic when the worst occurs: (800) 772-6795. You might be surprised to learn just how many of your damaged items can be completely restored  when you act quickly. Don't wait, our team of by professional restoration technicians is standing by 24/7!

How to Handle Water Damage

Water is an incredibly destructive force when left unchecked in your property. Taking the right initial actions (and avoiding the wrong ones) will go a long way towards preventing the worst of it.

  • Turn off your water, if it is possible.
  • Contact DisasterWorks Environmental Restoration at 1-800-772-6795 for expert damage control.
  • Move all of your valuables and heirlooms to a safe, dry locations.
  • Guard your furniture from wet floors by setting it on plastic bags, aluminum foil or wooden shims.
  • Move anything that can be damaged by wet walls or floors to a secure location. This includes window treatments, bed skirts, tablecloths, clothing, books, art and anything else that easily absorbs water.
  • If feasible, remove excess water by mopping hard floors and blotting carpeting with towels. If you have a shop vacuum, this task will be much easier.
  • Running your air conditioner and exhaust fans will help remove moisture from the air and expedite the drying process. We recommend setting your system to 74°F
  • Retain faulty parts (e.g. damaged gaskets) as proof for your insurance claim if required.
  • Prevent electrocution by turning off electricity flow to wet areas of your property.
  • Never enter a room with a sagging ceiling.
  • If the ceiling is wet, do not turn on ceiling fixtures.
  • Don't use electrical appliances or electronics while standing on a wet floor.

How to Handle Mold

The effects of mold growing in your home can be devastating if left unchecked. Luckily, with the right professional assistance, it is a problem that can in most cases be effectively contained and reversed.

  • Call DisasterWorks Environmental Restoration to test your home to assess the type, location and extent of the mold. This will allow us to take the most effective course of action to reclaim your home from invasive mold.
  • If you are suffering from illness or persistent symptoms like allergies, itchy eyes, sore throat or fatigue, see your doctor immediately. Mention that you have mold in your home so that they can treat you effectively.
  • Backed-up sump pumps, excess humidity, leaky walls and roofs and more may be causing the mold in your home or business. By hiring an expert to determine the source of your mold, you can not only beat it back, but prevent it from coming back.
  • If the mold is clearly only affecting a small, easy-to-clean surface, you may consider disinfecting it yourself. Otherwise, it's important to reach out to a professional to play it safe, in case there is mold that you may have missed!
  • Never attempt to remove mold from your HVAC system on your own. No matter how well equipped you may be, this is a specialized process that only professionals are qualified to handle.
  • Do not attempt to remove even minor mold spots without protective gear. Exposure is dangerous!
  • Mold poses serious health risks to you and your family, and must be contained ASAP to prevent it from getting worse. NEVER LEAVE MOLD UNATTENDED!

Why call us?

DisasterWorks Environmental Restoration is the name to call when you're faced with environmental damage in your home or business. Our professionally trained team of restoration technicians is well equipped to tackle the toughest jobs, and will surprise you with how much of your property they can recover and restore from damage. We will work with your insurance company to ensure that your assets are secure. With 24/7 emergency service, free estimates and our 100% Quality Guarantee, there's no reason to leave it for later.
If your home is going through a disaster call the experts at (800) 772-6795 immediately!
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