Water Damage Cleanup Tips
Water is an essential part of many cleaning processes, but under some circumstances although it usually cleans, it can damage articles. The harmful effect of water is sharply reduced by prompt and astute action. Some procedures are obvious; others require foresight and experience. The following Emergency Tips have been compiled from many years experience in water damage repair and cleaning.
Instructions For Drying Equipment
- Do not turn off the equipment until our technicians tell you the areas are dry.
- Keep the room temperature at 70 degrees minimum.
- If an air mover must be moved, unplug it and wait until the fan stops.
- If the carpet with an air mover under it begins to move vigorously (flop a lot), turn of the air mover and call us.
- Check the dehumidifier daily to ensure the coil in the back is not frozen. If it is, unplug, raise the room temperature to 70 degrees F, allow the coil to thaw, and plug the dehumidifier back in.
- If windows must be opened for fresh air, open a minimal amount so as not to slow the drying process.
- The drying equipment is designed to run 24-hours a day. If you see there is a problem (unusual noise or hot odor), unplug the unit and call our office.
- Do not let unattended children or pets around the equipment while in operation.
- You may be asked to empty the dehumidifier water collector, if you are able.
- If the equipment must be turned off to sleep, turn it back on as soon as possible.
- The longer the equipment runs, the sooner it will be gone.