Water Damage Restoration

Damage to your property is always a traumatic event. When you sustain this type of damage, it may feel like everything is out of control, but there are some things you can do to protect your property before the professionals arrive to fix the damage. Here are a few helpful tips shared from years of experience with disaster restoration work.         

Tips to Minimize Damage:

  1. Seek reputable and professional cleaning services within 24 hours of damage.
  2. Remove everything, especially metal items, out of the water as soon as possible.
  3. Take photos and make notes on noticeable damage.

Remember:

Never assume something can't be restored. Our Professional Restoration team, is trained to save materials that are normally un-salvagable.

More Tips:

Do:

   If it is NOT sewer:

  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and table top items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove Oriental rugs or other artificially coloured items from wet flooring.
  • Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Open and place luggage in sunlight to dry if possible.
  • Gather loose items, toys, etc. from floors.


If it IS sewer:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
  • Turn off the HVAC system if there is sewage damage.

Don't

   If it is NOT sewer:

  • Leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible. 
  • Leave books, magazines or other coloured items on wet carpets or floors.
  • Use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Use TVs or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. 
  • Enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.


If it IS sewer:

  • Attempt cleanup of any kind.
  • Touch or handle items that might be contaminated.
  • Eat, drink, smoke, apply cosmetics or handle contact lenses in affected areas.

Remember:

Restorex Disaster Restoration is composed of well-trained, accredited professionals; who specialize in, among other things, Water & Sewer Damage Restoration.