If there is a water spill in your home, don’t panic. Remain calm, pick up the phone and contact our Florida plumbers for prompt assistance. We have all the advanced equipment and techniques necessary to clean up the water spill in your home, business or other building. Below, our Florida plumbers provide an inside look at how we attack those nasty water spills.
1. We ask Customers to Lend Minimal Assistance
If possible, attempt to dry the impacted space with whatever materials you have on-hand, be it towels, sheets, etc. If you have a large fan, set it up near the water spill. These are temporary and somewhat minor measures you can take while waiting for our Florida plumbers to show up and address the spill in a truly comprehensive manner.
Even if the spill seems small in size, it is still in your interest to reach out to our Florida plumbers for assistance. After all, it merely takes a small amount of water to lead to mold growth that compromises your health and possibly undermines the structural integrity of your home. You can also help us out by turning off the water in the event that a pipe is leaking. This way, the water will stop rushing outward, ensuring your water spill is properly contained. If the leak occurred near electrical appliances, turn off the power to your home to guarantee your safety as well as the safety of our Professional Florida plumbers.
2. Remove Water-logged Items
If your furniture, carpets or other belongings are soaked with water, remove them from the flooded space. Such items might not prove salvageable if they have absorbed an abundance of water. Even if it appears as though certain items have dried, there still might be moisture and/or mold hiding within them that causes health problems as well as structural problems to boot. This is precisely why it is prudent to lean on our experienced Florida plumbers for guidance.
Ideally, the water-laden items will be placed outside in the sun or by heat vents to expedite the drying process. However, if the spill is rather large and some of your items are thoroughly soaked, you might have to dispose of them altogether. Thankfully, such items can be replaced. What matters most is that your water spill is cleaned quickly and thoroughly to protect the structural integrity of your home.
3. Professional Water Mitigation
If the spill has been in place for more than eight hours or has moved from the upper level of your home to the lower level, our Florida plumbers will perform professional water mitigation. Furthermore, we will likely use specialized drying equipment to ensure the water spill is completely eliminated and your living space is not laden with moisture or mold.
4. The Right Equipment to Eliminate the Water
Merely drying the affected space with a couple of towels and/or a mop will not suffice. In some cases, even a wet-dry shop vacuum will not get the job done. Do the smart thing by asking our Florida plumbers and water damage experts to eliminate the water with our highly advanced equipment. Our cutting edge water vacuums suck up the water as best as possible, helping your flooring, furniture, walls, and other items dry as quickly as possible.
5. The Proper Drying
Any old fan will not fully dry your water-laden living space. Nor will paper towels and a mop suffice. You need the industry’s best drying equipment to thoroughly dry the affected portions of your living space. Our Florida plumbers have large, powerful fans that will dry the water-logged space as quickly as possible. It will also help to open the windows during the day to boost airflow that facilitates the drying process. If necessary, we will use dehumidifiers to remove the excess moisture from the area where the water spill occurred.
6. Our Ability to Thoroughly Clean Your Water Spill Hinges on Timeliness
Time is of the utmost importance in the context of water spills, especially if they are large. The quicker you reach out to our Florida plumbers to clean up the spill and perform water damage restoration, the better the chances are of preserving the structural integrity of your home, safeguarding your flooring material for future use and preserving the integrity of your belongings.
Dealing with water spills can be inconvenient and result in water damage if left unchecked. It helps to act fast by promptly having experts on the job to clean up the spill while also performing water damage restoration if required. Only the professionals are adequately equipped to eliminate the water, mitigate water damage, remove moisture, and dry the living space properly. Hiring us will go a long way in preserving the beauty of your home, the integrity of your belongings, and the health of your loved ones.
Contact Erica’s Plumbing & Restoration Team to Clean up Water Spills
Got a water spill that needs to be cleaned up before it leads to more unpleasant circumstances in your home or office? We are here to help with water spills and other plumbing challenges. Our team of expert plumbers and water damage restoration specialists will make your living space safe and healthy for its inhabitants. Give us a call at (561) 245-7435 to learn more about our plumbing and water damage restoration services, and how we can be of help.