Important first assessments:
Allow natural ventilation and evaporation if possible.
Safety first. Do not assume the power is off. Turn off all the main power to your home.
Santitize & Protect. Protect eyes, mouth, and hands, and use disinfectants to wash hands.
Hire a professional assess it. If you feel uncomfortable or over whelmed, it is OK to hire a professional to help with your repairs to give you knowledge for the best course of action.
Things to know about water damage:
- Water causes damage to wood, electrical, and other building components. If not fixed properly can become a fire hazard and a structural issue.
- Floodwater is more damaging than rain water. But, both are unhealthy & dirty for occupants to if not properly cleaned up and sanitized.
- Dampness causes the growth of mold and must be addressed to prevent long-term structural problems, and occupant health problems.
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