Do you need to clean up water damage, but can’t afford the cost of a restoration service? Take heart. There are many basic steps that can be taken at home that are relatively inexpensive. It simply will require your time and effort.
You Need to Get the Water Out and Stop More from Coming In
Find out where the water is coming from and do what you can to cut it off from the source. Flooding due to nature is harder to address, but you can look for ways to divert water from your basement. Digging trenches, using drainage pipes, or putting up blockages could do the trick. If your problem is due to faulty pipes, your own or the city’s, the water can be shut off. Take a deep breath and get the water out next. If the level is not too high, use towels to absorb the water. You can also run a wet vacuum, removing a little at a time, or purchase a sump pump.
You Need to Assess the Damages
Once the surface water is gone, figure out what has been damaged. You may need to replace your washer, dryer, water he ...