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Tips for Dealing With Water Damage in Your Home

1/7/2021 (Permalink)

Air movers and dehumidifiers placed in a damaged area Water damage in South Pottstown, PA

Water Cleanup Process

A serious flood in your South Pottstown, PA home can seem like a terribly stressful experience. When you’ve got a lot of damage to address, it may be hard to know where to begin. You’ve probably got some frustrating work ahead of you, bat taking on the cleanup process one step at a time can make it feel a lot more manageable.

Pump Out Standing Water
After water damage from broken pipes, the volume of water on your floors can be considerable. Some home owners will find whole feet of water on their basement floor after a pipe has burst. Removing the water is usually preferable to letting it dry.

  • Leaving a lot of standing water to evaporate can take too long
  • Stagnant water could cause considerable damage to your home before it evaporates
  • Professional help with a sump pump for water cleanup can help you get your home back to normal as quickly as possible

Run a Dehumidifier
When there has been water damage in your Phoenixville, PA home, moisture doesn’t linger only in your floors and furniture but also the air inside your home. A dehumidifier can pull water out of the air and also draw it out of some fabric fibers.

Run Your HVAC and Ceiling Fans
If your home’s power is working okay and there is no chance that your electrical panels were damaged by a flood, it may be helpful to keep your HVAC’s fan set to on rather than auto to keep air circulating. Even just ordinary ceiling fans can help to keep air moving and help things dry out.

Use Safe and Effective Cleaning Products
In the aftermath of water damage, a thorough cleanup may involve a little more effort than simply drying things out. The water that leaked may have been dirty, and it could have washed dirt and debris over everything that it touched. Use a disinfecting agent that will take care of any residual dirt and grime.

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