Water damage is one of the most potent threats that homeowners deal with. In fact, odds are that if you haven’t experienced water damage in your home, you will at some point. Fortunately, there are several tools available at your disposal to minimize the effects of water damage after it has already occurred. Here are a few of these tools recommended by our cleaning experts at Flood Pro in Aliso Viejo.
Fans are helpful after a flood because they are able to effectively circulate air throughout your home. The more circulation of natural air that occurs after a flood, the better. Thus, all the fans that you are able to safely use, should be used to speed up the drying process. One benefit of hiring Flood Pro in Alis0 Viejo is that we have high-powered industrial grade fans that significantly speed up the drying process.
Dehumidifiers do exactly what their name says they do. They remove moisture in the air. Thus, a portable dehumidifier is a very effective tool for speeding up the drying process after a fire. Any dehumidifier is better than no dehumidifier, but it is best to use the biggest one possible so you don’t have to empty the water drawer very often. Dehumidifiers can also help reduce the risk of mold growth due to moisture in your property.
Sump pumps are the perfect tool for every homeowner to minimize water damage. They are very cost effective and a decent model can be bought for under $200. A good sump pump will pump out the floodwater in large quantities in a short amount of time. They don’t replace the care of a professional water damage restoration company, but they will help to minimize the damage and the amount of time it takes to dry out the home.
Some shop vacs are rated for use in wet conditions so they can suck up large amounts of water. They can give you a fighting chance to save rugs, carpet, and other parts of your home that are saturated with water. Don’t use an ordinary household vacuum, however, as it is not built for containing water.
Desiccants are things like clay, silica, gel, and calcium oxide. The absorb moisture in large quantities. After a flood, you can place packages of desiccants throughout your home to absorb the nearby moisture. Of course, there is a limit to how much water they can hold so some desiccants are designed to change color when they become fully saturated to notify you that they need to be replaced. This is yet another simple, cheap way to minimize the overall damage to your home after a flood.
Water damage is a serious problem. It is also incredibly time sensitive. Each of these tools mentioned above allows you to decrease the overall moisture in your home after a flood and minimize the severity of the damage. Beyond just using these tools, however, you should still get in touch with a professional cleaning and restoration company to ensure the best quality restoration possible. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at Flood Pro in Aliso Viejo if you ever find your house flooded.