Dealing with Water Damage Quickly
No matter where you own a
home, you should be sure that
you are ready and prepared to
deal with water damage. There
are many different ways that
water damage can occur and if
you have running water in your
home, you are at risk for water
damage on a daily basis.
There are a lot of people that
think they are safe from water
damage in Tulsa. But, even in
Tulsa you will want to be well
prepared and equipped to ensure
that you can minimize the damage that water does to your home should you find that your home
Flooding at Night
Many floods happen at night, when those that are inside of the home are sleeping. The reason
that floods happen at night is because you are asleep and you cannot recognize or stop the
progression of the flood throughout the entire time that you are sleeping.
If you wake up in the morning and you find that there is standing water throughout your home,
you should be prepared to deal with the water. Focusing on getting the water out of your home
and cleaning up as quickly as possible will ensure that you do not have a ton of damage.
From the Source
Stopping the source of the water should be your first priority. You want to make sure that you
stop the water as soon as possible and that you know how you are going to turn off your water
main if you cannot find the source of the water quickly in your home.
When you cannot find the source of the water, you should call in a professional. Working with
someone that can look through your plumbing system and identify a problem will ensure that
you are able to turn on your water again without having to worry about the leak.
Taking Out the Water
In the meantime, before the professional shows up
at your house, you are going to want to get all of
the standing water out of your home. Getting the
standing water out of your home will not absorb
more water than it has to from the water that has
been standing on your ground.
Make sure that you do all that you can to get the
water out of all of the surfaces that it has touched.
When your home is carpeted you will have to pull
up your carpet and you will want to make sure that
you are going to dry out your carpet and your floor
The carpet pad is usually not able to be salvaged and this can be a frustrating cost to incur. If
you decide to keep your carpet pad, you will want to make sure that you know it is dried out
thoroughly so that you do not cultivate the growth of mold under your carpet.
If mold starts to grow under your carpet, you can have a serious problem on your hands. Take
the time that you need to prevent mold growth by drying everything in your home out
Water damage in Tulsa can be minimized by your reaction. Work hard to ensure that you are
able to get rid of water damage in your Tulsa home.
Photo Credit: PONCE 2007, Camil Tulcan