Staying Safe with Water Damage in Your Home

Water Damage in Portland, ORHas your home flooded recently? If the answer is yes, here are a few tips to help keep things safe:

  • Move Damaged Items – If there are any items that you are sure are permanently damaged, you should get these items out of your home as soon as possible. While removing these items, you should wear rubber gloves and shoes with a sturdy sole to ensure that no one gets hurt while moving these items.
  • Start Cleaning What You Can – Whether it is as simple as mopping up some of the leftover water or starting to clean areas that have not been damaged by water but are still messy, cleaning up what you can is a wise plan. This ensures you know what is happening in each quadrant of your home.
  • Use Your Fans – It will generally take mold about two to three days to grow in your home, so turn on your fans now to help slow the process. If too much mold grows, you may have to remove parts of your home completely. Box fans and dehumidifiers are a great start.

Deal with your water damage in Portland, OR, when you work with the specialists at F.I.R.E. Restoration. We can assist you with floods and storm damage, as well as fire and structural issues.