Has your Tallahassee home been inundated with water? Whether there was a roof leak, a pipe burst, or your home was flooded, the first step toward getting back to normal is water damage drying. Of course, it’s not as simple as soaking up the water with a few towels. You’ll need to take some specific steps to ensure that your home dries correctly and that you’re able to avoid additional problems like mold growth. Here are four important tips to follow during the water damage drying process.
1. Remove All Furnishings
Make sure that you remove all the furnishings from the area. This can include everything from chairs and tables to couches, lamps and more. If any of these items were soaked through, they will need to be dried as well.
Invest in a professional dehumidifier, as well as fans to start the drying process in the home and remove moisture from the air.
With a professional wet/dry vacuum, suck up as much of the water as possible from the flooring.
4. Pull Up the Carpet
Once you’ve removed as much water as you can with a vacuum, pull up the carpeting and the padding under it. You should take this outdoors to let it dry in the sun.
Water damage drying is difficult and time-consuming. It’s also easy to get it wrong. Ideally, you’ll work with professionals to ensure your home is protected. Call FP Property Restoration today at (888) 408-2335 to learn more about our water damage drying and restoration services.