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Leaky roofing and leaky pipes can cause a lot of damage to a house. If you don't act quickly, these two problems can result in major repairs that can get quite costly and complicated. My blog will show you how to identify these problem areas and how to judge the severity of the damage sustained. Having restored a few homes over the years before selling them, I have a lot of experience working with water damaged homes. I hope that all of the information that I have included here in this blog will help you get through the process with fewer issues.


water leak damaged homes - the restoration

Three Tips for Safe Water Restoration

by Paul Burton

If your home has suffered from a flood, you will want to be sure that you follow the safest procedures for water restoration. If you aren't safe and if the restoration isn't done properly, you could have much larger problems on your hands. Here are three tips to consider when it comes to safe water restoration after a flood:

​Hire Professionals

The first thing you will want to do is contact professionals who can come to your home to provide the safest possible water restoration. The reason you want to do this is because when there are excessive amounts of water in your home, it can cause damage to the structure, making your home unstable and unsafe to be in. You also don't want to risk the chance of electrocution since water mixed with electricity in your home is bad news. Once you have the professional's permission you will be able to enter your home with them to help with the process of water restoration. However, hiring professional help right away before you even think about going into your home is the best way to proceed.

Open Windows

Once you have permission to enter your home, open all the windows. This is going to help prevent mold growth, which is likely to occur in standing water. On top of this, it will help once the carpeting and other flooring in your home is ready to begin drying. Also, if your electricity is back on, you should turn on any ceiling fans or high powered floor fans to help with the drying process, as well. The professionals will bring in fans that are specifically used for water restoration drying to use in the areas of your home that actually need it. 

Wear the Right Clothing

When you are dealing with water restoration in your home, you want to be sure that you are wearing the right clothing. Because of the chance of mold growth, you want to wear gloves, boots, and a face mask to prevent breathing in the bad chemicals. You should also wear clothing that covers your entire body and that you don't mind washing or throwing away once you are done.

By considering these three tips, you can safely provide water restoration for your home that won't cause any issues in the future, such as health problems for yourself or your family. For assistance, talk to a water restoration professional like EccoPros Disaster Restoration LLC.