Getting Ready for Colder Temperatures
With Winter approaching there are several steps that can be taken to ensure your home is ready to withstand the cold temperatures. Most steps that are taken are inexpensive, and take little time, but can help avoid property damage. Following are a few tips to consider before Winter arrives: (1). Seal off drafty windows and patio doors with clear plastic; (2). Insulate the hot water lines around your hot water heater and turn down the temperature to the 'warm' setting; (3). Replace your furnace filter; (4). Use a programmable thermostat to reduce heating costs when no one is at home; (5). Keep all vents and baseboard heaters clean; (6). Install foam insulators behind the face plates of light switches and electrical outlets (7). Remove any window air conditioners; (8). Close off rooms that are not used and shut the vents.
Steps To Take
If you find yourself in need of our services for a water emergency, here are some steps to take:
1. Inspection & Water Assessment-we will carefully inspect your property's water damage determining the type of water damage and the areas affected.
2. Water Removal/Water Extraction-Gallons of water are removed using our powerful pumps and vacuums during the water removal process. We will start this as soon as possible to avoid any further damage.
3. Drying and Dehumidification-After the bulk of the water has been removed, we use specialized equipment to target the water that's harder to access including air movers and dehumidifiers.
4. Cleaning and Sanitizing-Items like furniture, clothing and personal items can also be damaged. We can clean restorable items as well as sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
5. Restoration-The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. This can be a minor or major project depending on the damage incurred.