How to Tackle Water Damage

Dealing with water damage can be very exhausting. There are dozens of things that you need to move around to make sure that nothing important is damaged. You also need to make sure whether your newly installed, precious floorboards survived the damage.

But, before cleaning any kind of water damage, you need to take a couple of precautions. Why? Check out our blog Understanding Water Damage Risks to know about the different water categories. One other thing that you need to take care of immediately in the case of a flood is the electricity supply. We don’t need to tell you what kind of damage water and electricity can cause.

Check out the following tips for drying water damage:

Take Pictures

Before you begin, we suggest you take pictures of items that are beyond repair. This will help you make an iron clad insurance claim. In case of severe damage, you will have to call for roof and structural repair services, which can cost thousands of dollars.

Tip #1

Circulate Air

Drying water is crucial to prevent any further damage. The first thing you need to do is open all the windows in your home. If you have any pedestal fans, then turn them on and set them in areas that were heavily damaged with water. Avoid turning on the heating or central system. The ductwork might have been affected by water and the appliance will start blowing dirt and mold into the house.

Tip #2

Remove Sources of Moisture

This is the hard part because drying places can be very difficult. First, empty the room by removing all the appliances and furniture that were damaged beyond repair. Place any other soaked item outdoors, under the sun to dry. Rugs and mats must be thrown out if they were damaged with black water.

When it comes to the drywalls and floorboards, you can dry them on your own. In some cases, the drywall needs to be taken down so that the wet insulation can be removed. It is better to call a professional for this step. These people have commercial grade dehumidifiers that dry your place within a couple of hours.

Tip #3


Where there is water, chances are you will find mold growing in the corner. Once water has been removed from areas that are safe to stand on, use bleach to clean the surface. This will prevent bacteria from spreading. Places with black water should remain untouched, as they can cause severe health problems. It’s best to stay as far away from this area as possible. Wait for the professionals to arrive and deal with this mess.

If you feel that help might arrive late, then rent a portable dehumidifier for drying water damage. This will allow you to minimize further damage. STOP Restoration is a cleaning and restoration company that helps with flood cleanup, fire damage and more. These professionals are equipped to handle any kind of situation and know how to make sure that the hazardous bacteria and microbial growth from such problems don’t spread. Their services are available in Boulder City, Summerlin, Whitney Ranch and many other areas. Make a quick call to S.T.O.P. by dialing (702) 803-3094 for emergency cleaning services.