Residential Water damage Decatur, IL.
Prevent mold growth by drying water damage quickly
The sooner you start cleaning up after water damage, the sooner you can stop mold from growing under your carpet.
1. Remove water as quickly as possible
Use a wet/dry vacuum to clean up as much water as soon as possible. These machines are the most effective tools for removing water and can be provided by SERVPRO of Decatur/Forsyth that specialize in repairing residential flood damage.
2. Use fans to speed up carpet drying process
It can take several days for fans to completely dry a water-damaged area. The good news is that they also help circulate fresh air.
3. Use a dehumidifier to dry out the room
These machines remove excessive moisture, which makes the air feel cooler and limits mold and mildew growth. Any equipment that helps dry out the air and the ground will speed up the drying time for your damaged floors and coverings.
4. Sanitize walls and baseboards
Anything touched by storm water should be sanitized. Clean all walls, hard-surface floors and other household surfaces with soap and water.
5. Check furniture
Look for water damage and remove furniture from wet flooring.
Water damage can easily be hidden underneath rugs or carpet, so be sure to give your home a thorough inspection if you suspect water damage.
SERVPRO of Decatur/Forsyth can make a water damage disaster "Like it never even happened."
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