Getting everything back in order after having had water damage can be one of the most costly repairs a homeowner might have to face. The amount of damage is just as varied as the causes that can bring about water damage to a home. It could be due to a water pipe burst in a basement, a sump pump that failed, or even due to a water heater that began to leak. Whatever, the cause, when you suffer from water damage it is important that you not only get everything dried as quickly as you can in the home afterwards but to make sure that you have a plumbing service company such as Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Katy, TX inspect the rest of the plumbing in the home to ensure the integrity of your home’s plumbing system.
Cleaning up after Water Damage
The first thing that you will need to do is to remove everything from the home that was affected or damaged by the water, such as, furniture, linens, clothing, decorations, and toys just to name a few items. If water came in contact with an object in the home, then remove it, and have it cleaned and dried.
The next step is to remove any of the standing water still within the home. You can either do this the long and hard way by mopping it out, use a wet / dry shop vacuum or if cost are not a problem then get in touch with a professional service company to have the water removed. Other options that may speed up the process is to rent a commercial vacuum which will usually have much more power and be able to do a better job at removing the water from carpet and furnishings than you will from the atypical shop/vac. You could also look into renting or even purchasing a sump pump that is either submersible or non-submersible to help pump water from the home.
Once all of the water has been removed from the inside of the home, you next will need to begin drying out the baseboards, carpets, and walls. In order to accomplish this you will need to either rent or purchase multiple high velocity shop fans and let them run on high for several days. You will most likely also need to have a high capacity dehumidifier running also. If you do not use both, then there will be a very good likelihood with the proliferation of mold within the home. To help you along the way you could get a humidity meter which will allow you to be able to test the surfaces of drywall. The humidity meter will let you know if the drying is occurring as much as it should be with the current setup, if not, you will need to get additional fans and possibly another dehumidifier.
Any of the furnishings in the home that came in contact with the water will need to be dried also. Once this has been accomplished, you will need to get in touch with a professional cleaning crew to apply an application of antimicrobial and odor removal from all of the furnishings or if it is within the budget you could have the crew handle the furnishings entirely.
Obviously, the source of the water damage will need to be taken care of too. If the basement is the source of the water damage and is leaking you may wish to consider purchasing a sump pump. The source of the leak may be repairable as in a cracked foundation or one that needs waterproofing. A burst pipe, obviously will need to be replaced. If the water damage is because of flooding from a nearby river for example, then you should seriously consider having a drainage ditch excavated or perhaps hire a landscaper that can assist with helping prevent future floods.
If you have a water leak and need assistance then do not hesitate to get in touch with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg. We will immediately dispatch one of our professional and friendly plumbers to your home to take care of the leak promptly and efficiently.
About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg offers professional repairs, installation and service for plumbing in Katy, TX. We have on-call emergency plumbers twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty five days a year for your convenience. Our experienced and friendly experts will handle your plumbing in Katy, TX and provides on time plumbing related services to not only Houston but Katy, Rosenberg and Sugar Land Texas also. If you are in need of a professional plumber to make repairs, maintenance, or installation services then you need to look no further than Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, Texas.
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