We keep contact numbers for emergency services like a plumber, electrician, carpet cleaners, etc., but we often forget to add other services to the list, which are just as important and could be helpful at the time of an emergency.
No guesswork? Well, we are talking about the emergency water extraction service. Accidents can happen at any time and sometimes by chance you might be there to handle the situation, but most of the time you won’t be.
So what? Obviously, you cannot prevent your house from falling victim to natural disasters, pipe breaks or leaks, water overflow, roof leaks, etc. all the time. But what you can do is make sure you call your water removal service right away and know how to control the situation until they arrive; because the longer you wait, the greater the damage and the more difficult the repair.
Let’s say you are lucky and the case of the water flooding is small, like a small leak in the bathroom or kitchen; can be handled easily. Grab a couple of towels and a bucket, and you’re good to go. But, if the water is toxic, like sewage, then this DIY water extraction plan could be extremely dangerous.
You can get very sick, and the water could contaminate your entire home if not disposed of properly. In such a circumstance, the best option is to call an emergency water removal service, and until they arrive, you can remove furniture and other items that have been standing in the contaminated water. Trying to handle this situation yourself would make things worse and you could end up with a mold and pest infestation in your home.
As water tends to get polluted, a good water extraction service always takes the proper precautions and helps you get back on your feet. They use proper protective equipment and very powerful machines to fight floods and protect their property from damage. Then they help you dry your belongings and use disinfectants to make them safe to handle again.
Remember, they will do their best to take care of your house, but it’s not just their job. You can help them and their family by making the work environment safe.
First of all, please turn off the main power supply, because water and electricity are not a good combination. Remove as much as you can from the flooded area and keep it out in the sunlight to dry. If the flooding is caused by a leak, turn off the main water supply. Keep your children and pets away from contaminated water. Stay calm and don’t panic.
Doing these things would be of great help to service professionals.