Water damage is a troublesome issue which Mother Nature normally sees fit to bring up on us. I would expect you have seen water damage in some form or another throughout your life or maybe the reason you're reading this is because you are experiencing it now. Well don't panic here's some information to help you deal with your present predicament.
The first action in water damage restoration to take is probably the most obvious, but it is necessary to mention it, as it is also the most important. You must find the source of the water immediately. This may be obvious especially if it was a flood or an overflowing bathtub. It could however be a leak within the roof, walls or a pipe. If you don't stop this flow you in for a world of trouble as mold will soon grow.
The next step is one that people often over look. Call your insurance company as soon as possible. If the damage is covered by your insurance then you could save yourself so much hassle and work. If it is covered you can call in the best water damage restoration companies to deal with the problem. You sit back make a few calls and that's your work done.
If the damage is the result of a flood or an act of god as its better known then it is most likely not covered. Now your work really begins. If you can afford a water damage restoration company by all means get one. The quicker the problem is dealt with the less damage is inflicted on your home.
Another bonus of water damage restoration services is that they come with not only the specialised equipment but also the knowledge of how to save your furniture and how to effectively treat the various surfaces around your home.
If you have no option but to do the work yourself, get moving quickly, remove all furniture and belongings from reach and soak up the water as soon as possible. Once any surface water has been removed you need to turn your electricity supply back on and use a safe power point to hook up heaters or fan to help air the room and try to places you cant reach. Without professional equipment this could take a number days. Make sure this step is complete before moving on.
Your final step is redecorating and replacing any damaged locations. Scout the inside of walls and affected areas for mold to ensure no contamination on your all set.