Was Your Home Hit With Water Damage?

If your home was hit with water damage there is lots to consider including: removing of the water, structure of the home, personal belongings, family health and cleanup.   Don’t treat even the smallest amount of water lightly it could contain contaminants, and is a perfect breeding ground for mold.  Mold growth can start behind walls, under flooring, structure and furniture.   Contacting Stutters DKI for water damage restoration or Dry Air Equipment is your best way to ensure your home is safe to live in.

Start the drying process quickly once the water is removed; open all windows, run air conditioner, dehumidifier, use dry air equipment and fans to circulate the air in the home.

Below is a list of things you need to consider for your cleanup:

  • Once you have contacted your insurance company and you tell them what you are planning on doing yourself; start recording the damage.  Take lots of photos, videos and notes of the affected areas.
  • Where protect gloves and mask during cleanup.
  • Remove any water left over and shovel out mud.
  • Where the water touched surfaces it needs to be disinfected with a strong cleaning solution.
  • Any material items that can come in contact with the water must be dried as soon as possible and disinfected.
  • If carpeting including the underlay or fabric upholstered furniture came in contact with water it should be cleaned by professionals. (Stutters has a carpet and upholstery’s cleaning division)
  • If laminate flooring was hit with water it will be thrown out as it absorbs moisture and cannot be repaired or cleaned.
  • Wood flooring needs to be removed carefully so the sub-floor below can dry.
  • If vinyl flooring was flooded it will also need to be ripped out so the sub-floor can dry. Again, if it is left, mold can grow between the floor and vinyl.
  • If a mattress came in contact with water they must be thrown away.
  • If toys came in contact with contaminated water they need to be cleaned thoroughly or thrown out.
  • Any drywall or paneling effected needs to be cut out and removed.
  • Insulation absorbs water and needs to be removed and replaced.
  • Your electrical system must be shut off and repaired by a certified electrician before it can be turned back on. This would include all plugs, outlets and wiring.
  • Appliances are the same; must be shut off, cleaned and inspected by a professional before they are turned back on. All electronics, TVs, Computers, washing machines and vacuum cleaners should be cleaned by a professional company.   Stutters DKI has a electronics cleaning department.

As you can see the list is long and more can be added as you inspect the damage.   Stutters DKI Restoration is the best people for the job.  No job is too big or too small.  Safety first always.

Remember you can dry what you can see; it’s what you can’t see that’s going to determine the damage and extent of the clean up necessary to bring your home back to its original condition. Stutters Restoration Professionals are the team to get the job done.

We are on call 24 hours a day & 365 days a year to better serve you.

Call Toll Free 1-877-763-1540

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