As temperatures slowly begin to rise and we let out a sigh of relief in preparation for Spring, it’s important to stay prepared for potential flooding. The combination of spring rains and melting snow not only leads to lush greenery, but also water damage and mold damage if not treated immediately in homes and businesses. Located in Morgantown, West Virginia, Crossroads Property Rescue is ready to give a helping hand in case of flooding emergencies, and wants you to take these simple steps before water damage specialists arrive:
1. Exercise Caution
Before entering any flooded building, be sure electricity is turned off. Also, wear protective gear such as a mask, goggles and gloves to reduce exposure to potential mold spores and other contaminants.
2. Ventilate the Area
Before professionals arrive, you can attempt to limit the risk of mold growth by opening windows and using fans (if safe).
3. Take Inventory of Personal Contents
If safe, remove items to a dry location. Take inventory of any damaged documents, and allow the water damage specialists to salvage other documents and items using more advanced methods.
4. Let Professionals Handle the Rest
Though tempting, it’s best to let water damage and flooding specialists handle removing contaminated water, cleaning, and other necessary steps.