One of the biggest nightmares for a homeowner has to be returning home to find standing water throughout their home. Many times, plumbing issues could be the culprit for the flood, including a leaking water heater, clogged sewer lines, or the most common, a broken water pipe. Did you know CrewPros can handle your restoration? We will remove the water, and properly dry out all surfaces that can be saved. We handle the entire process including removing your belongings and salvaging any items possible. Once your home is clean and dry, we begin the rebuilding phase of your restoration process. Our building and construction professionals have decades of experience and can help you get your home back to normal in no time. Time is of the essence when you have flooding in your home, call the CrewPros emergency number the moment you notice the damage at (901) 221-4033 X 113.
When there’s water damage in your home, here’s what to do first.
After any home disaster, the safety of your family is the most important. With water damage here are a few things you can do while you’re waiting for our assistance. Never do anything you cannot do safely.
Turn Off the Water Valve or Call a Qualified Person That Can
If you do not have a substantial amount of water, try to remove excess by either mopping or soaking it up with towels. If the flooding is caused by a valve or burst pipe, you can stop the water at the source by turning off the main water shutoff valve. The shutoff valve could be adjacent to the water meter or near where the main water line enters the home. You will usually have to pull off a heavy lid that looks like it could be a sewer cover, and then reach down and use a tool to turn the knob into the off position. If you have trouble finding the line, do not worry. Our plumbers know precisely where to look and how to turn it off. However, paying attention is a good idea, so you know how to turn it off in the future.
Disconnect Your Circuit Breaker
This is a critical step because it prevents electrocution. However, NEVER wade into standing water with the power on. If the water blocks your path to your breaker box, you can look for the main shutoff on the exterior of your house or wait for our electrical team to show up to the job.
Salvage What You Can
If the damage is mainly on the lower level, or small area of the home, count yourself lucky, unless you had vital paperwork in a box or precious possessions in the flooded area. If the water is throughout your home, try lifting salvageable items that you can reach out of the way, without wading through the water.
Leave all the doors open to air out the home until CrewPros arrives. Once we are there, we will begin the process of removing the water with powerful vacuums and setting up industrial fans to dry out the floors and walls before mold has a chance to grow. Your floors will likely experience the bulk of the damage. At CrewPros, we also have an experienced flooring installation team professionally skilled at removing the damage and laying new flooring, whether tile, hardwood, or carpet.
At CrewPros, we work diligently to maintain our reputation for being one of the best in customer service and craftsmanship, especially during a disaster. With us, you can count on trust, value, and service whenever we assist you at your home. We will help you through all the aspects of dealing with the restoration process after your home floods. You only need to call the emergency service number listed above, and our team will be here for you every step of the way.