Is water coming into your home and you are not sure what to do? Your first instinct may be correct to contact a water damage restoration company that can help repair your home as fast as possible. Once you have someone lined up to come to your home, be aware that there are ways to minimize the potential damage that can be caused by the water. You're going to have a big repair in your future, but it won't be so bad if you do the following things.
Remove Excess Water If Possible
The first step will be to remove as much water as you can from your home. If there is a lot of water, get a submersible pump to remove the water as far away from your home as possible. Once the bulk of water has been removed, used a wet vacuum to remove water from your floor or carpeting. Use towels to blot up water by placing them on top of areas that are wet.
These steps won't get your home completely dry, but it will prevent the water from doing more damage until professional help comes.
Go to your local home improvement store and get some 2x4 wood beams, and chop it up into small wood blocks. Use the blocks to raise the furniture off the wet floor and prevent water from soaking into the legs of wood furniture.
In a pinch and want to protect wood furniture from damage without wood blocks on hand? You can actually wrap the legs of furniture with tin foil. As long as there are not any rips in the foil, the water will not be able to penetrate the material and get to the wood.
Remove Rugs and Cushions
Do you have area rugs or runners that can easily be removed? Take these out of your home and to a place where they can easily dry with plenty of air circulation. This can help save the flooring underneath the rugs, because there is a chance that colors can transfer from your rugs to the floor beneath when they are wet.
The same can be said of loose cushions that can easily be removed. Just be sure to prop the cushions upright so there is very little surface of the area touching the ground. This should help the cushion dry out much faster and prevent mold growth
A water damage restoration company, such as The Professionals Kauai, LLC., can let you know of other things to do before they arrive.