Upon arriving at the damaged home, it is important that the restoration professional properly evaluate the potential safety issues. The potential for electrical problems are of the utmost concern. Ceiling light fixtures are common and present a significant potential hazard from an overhead water source. A restoration professional will alert the property owner whenever a professional electrician is necessary to address this concern. Damaged drywall on the ceilings may present a danger of falling. It needs to be addressed promptly.
It is necessary to protect everyone who enters the structure. There are also, of course, the potential trip hazards as a result of fallen debris. It is a function of the restoration professional to protect individuals in this environment.
After addressing the safety concerns, the contents and furnishings within the home need to be protected. Water coming from above can cause serious damage to upholstered furniture, electronic devices, decorative furnishings, and other personal items.
Water can cause damage in many ways, including electrical shorts, corrosion, and promoting the growth of microorganisms. The longer left untreated, the more damage will occur. Furnishings need to be protected or removed from the site. A restoration professional will remove debris from the items, move them to unaffected areas, and will ensure the safe handling of such items. If the water damage is severe enough, arrangements will be made to move the items to an off-site location for appropriate cleaning and drying.
Regardless of the circumstances – dealing with fire damage, smoke damage, water damage, or mold remediation – call PuroClean, The Paramedics of Property DamageTM. For all property damage situations, we are standing by to mitigate the loss and to prevent further damage. As The Paramedics of Property DamageTM, we have well-trained professional technicians who provide the latest state-of-the-science services to all property damaged from water, fire, smoke, mold, and other disasters.