Petaluma Residential Water Damage Services - 707-739-6229
Water Damage Petaluma EXPERTS understands your situation. Your home has been damaged by fire or water, and things seem grim. When it comes to your family, no job is too large or too small - and we agree! Water Damage Petaluma EXPERTS strives to clean and restore your home and personal property quickly, allowing you to get back to living your life.
How? It's simple. Water Damage Petaluma EXPERTS professionals provide accountability, advanced technology, and highly skilled technicians to restore your property after a water or fire loss.
Effective execution makes Water Damage Petaluma EXPERTS leaders in the restoration industry. We strive to achieve consistent customer satisfaction and superior mitigation results.
Tips for Emergencies - Helpful tips on what to do until help arrives.
Fire and Smoke Damage
- Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being imbedded into upholstery and carpets.
- Keep hands clean. Soot on hands can further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
- Blow or brush vacuum loose soot particles from upholstery, drapes and carpets.
- Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
- If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator completely and prop doors open.
- Clean and protect chrome on kitchen and bathroom faucets, trim and appliances with light coating of Vaseline or oil.
- Wash house plants on both sides of leaves.
- Change HVAC filter.
- Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.
- Attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting your Wake Restoration Professional.
- Attempt to shampoo carpet or upholstered furniture without first consulting your Wake Restoration Professional.
- Attempt to clean any electrical appliances, TV sets, radios, etc. that may have been close to fire, heat or water without first consulting an authorized repair service.
- Use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored close to fire, heat or water. (They may be contaminated.)
- Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. Wiring may be wet or damaged.
- Send garments to ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.
Harmful Waste (Sewage, Blood borne Pathogens, Etc.)
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
- Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.
- Turn off the HVAC system if there is a sewage damage.
- Attempt cleanup of any kind.
- Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.
- Eat, drink, smoke, apply cosmetics or handle contact lenses in affected areas.
- If exposed to harmful waste, OSHA recommends a post-exposure medical evaluation. Consult your local health department or physician.
- Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and table top items.
- Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
- Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.
- Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.
- Open and place luggage, in sunlight to dry, if possible.
- Gather loose items, toys, etc. from floors.
- Leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
- Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.
- Use your household vacuum to remove water.
- Use TVs or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
- Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.