The 4 Principles Of Drying Your Home After A Water Damage Incident

So you left your bathroom tap running while you were rushing to answer a phone call, upon your return you find that THE SINK HAS OVERFLOWN causing quite a flood in your house.  The tile flooring and walls are wet, the carpeting outside the bathroom is wet, and so is some of your nearby furniture.

Now, if you are like most people you have grabbed all the towels in your house and have thrown them on the floor to absorb all the water you can, you have plugged in your multi-speed household fan to help dry the areas and are wondering what you should do next.

Well, depending on the severity and extent of the water damage you will likely need to contract a property restoration company to professionally address the situation. However whether you try to do the drying yourself or you hire a company to do it,  the basic principles of drying will be required.

The 4 Principles of Drying:

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Safety Gear You Should Use When Taking on Restoration Projects In Your Home

We can all agree that both you and your family’s safety is most important when considering taking on a property restoration project. However, this is one aspect that is largely overlooked by the amateur restorer.

So before you start your project you should assess the situation and think of what safety gear you may need; more commonly referred to as PPE (personal protective equipment).

Every different restoration project will have a different set of PPE that should be considered. For example, a simple drywall and painting project may require only minimum PPE such as a dust mask and eye protection, but more involved property restoration projects such as a Category-3 water damage loss would require you equip a much more serious set of PPE.

Some examples of PPE include:

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