Water and Flood Damage Most of us reside and work in Florida because we love the water and the wonderful climate. Water is one of the best things about living in Florida; until it invades your property. Water, when it goes where it doesn’t belong, can also quickly cause severe damage to your home or business. When a storm hits or a pipe bursts, just a small amount of standing water can stain upholstery, warp wood furniture, floors and cabinets, rust metal surfaces and soften drywall—in just a few short hours. Even worse, water can cause lingering hazards like growing mold and mildew or shorting out wiring and causing fires. Thankfully, because ESR exclusively services Central Florida, the Treasure Coast and the Space Coast, we know a thing or two about water, the damage it can do, and the best way to deal with it head-on. As your Rapid-Response Team™, we are painstakingly trained to correct and prevent water damage through the following measures:
- Dry up all water from a flooded area
- Monitor and document the humidity levels in a wet property
- Carpet and upholstery cleaning
- Property reconstruction and restoration
- Furniture and electronics restoration (to pre-loss condition on-site or at our facility)
- Keep you up-to-date on all activities, every step of the way
- Remove all loose cushions from furniture. Prop them up on a clean sheet so they will dry more evenly.
- Remove paintings and other artwork to a safe, dry place.
- Dry all clothing as soon as possible. Hang fur and leather goods to dry at room temperature.
- Place aluminum foil, wood blocks, or saucers between furniture legs and wet carpeting. Open, but do not force, drawers and cabinet doors to dry out interiors.
- Do not use regular vacuums to remove water.
- Do not use TVs, radios, computers or other electrical appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, particularly concrete or tile floors.
- Do not switch on any ceiling fixture or fan if the ceiling is wet. Avoid rooms where ceilings sag due to water buildup.