Water damage requires immediate attention to minimize further loss.Standing water and wet materials are a breeding ground for microorganisms; such as viruses, bacteria and mold. After just 48 hours of wetness, the deadly toxic mold Stachybotrys can begin growing in the damaged areas.
In the event of water damage in your home or business please review the following tips:
·Call Artisan Restoration immediately!(866)WE-DRY-24-7Our qualified professionals are available to work with you 24 hours a day.Our staff will work as a liaison for you – coordinating service calls with plumbers, insurance adjusters, etc. ·Turn off the water lines for faucet, washing machine or dishwasher. ·Remove any items possible from water soaked areas; furniture, boxes, clothing, etc. should be moved to an unaffected area if possible. ·Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping the area or using a wet/dry vacuum. WARNING – Never attempt to use a household vacuum in a wet area! ·Place plastic or aluminum foil under furniture legs to prevent discoloration or bleeding. ·Wipe water from the surface of wood furniture and remove all items from the furniture. ·In warmer temperatures, turn on air conditioning for maximum drying. ·In colder temperatures, open windows to release trapped moist air for improved indoor air quality. ·Remove any artwork from affected walls. ·Remove area rugs from the floor and hang to dry. ·Remove wet upholstery cushions from the frame and prop them up to dry. ·In the event of a sagging ceiling, place tiny holes in the area to release any trapped water.
·Unplug any electrical appliances in affected areas.
Remember that damage caused by water which comes from OUTSIDE the home is typically not covered by your regular homeowner's insurance policy. It is always best to read and understand your policy; if you have questions regarding coverage please contact your insurance agent.
We are concerned about our customers' safety. In the event of severe weather, here are some items you may need:
* Battery operated radio to listen for warnings and updates * A good supply of bottled water * Flashlights * Additional batteries * Cellphones fully charged * Jackets or raincoats
This is a safety reminder from Artisan Restoration.