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A&J Restores has been in the water damage cleanup business for more than 35 years. With this much experience, we often get asked what we wish people knew about water damage cleanup. Water damage is stressful and most of the time unexpected so it catches people off guard. This means that most homeowners in Waukesha WI really don’t know how to respond to water damage correctly so they can ensure the best results for their home, so here is what we wish more people knew about handling water damage from the very beginning.
Water damage can actually be a dangerous disaster in your home. If the damage was extensive enough that you had to evacuate, do not go back inside your home until it has been expected and deemed safe by trained professionals. It is also important to turn off all power to your home to ensure there are no electrical threats. Power supplied to the area can create an extremely dangerous environment, and electrical shock when associated with water can prove to be fatal. You should also keep in mind that water can be contaminated, and carry different levels of contamination. Without the proper protective equipment and training, you can expose yourself to harmful elements just by coming into contact with water, so it is best to stay clear of the area util it has been inspected. The most important thing you can do for you and your family is to stay safe following water damage.
Water damage is overwhelming and, as explained above, potentially dangerous. This is why it is so important that you don’t try to perform water damage cleanup on your own. The best way to mitigate damage to your home and, quite frankly, to yourself, is call in experienced, licensed, and trained professionals. When you call water damage cleanup specialists, you can rest assured they will safely assess the situation, plan a course of action, and get the problem cleanup up as thoroughly quickly as possible. With commercial grade equipment and industry standards techniques, your home will receive the best possible care. The problem with water damage is it gets worse the longer it is present, so to mitigate any further damage your best course of action is to call in help. Because they know how important time is to successfully clean up water damage, most companies offer 24/7 emergency response services so that you do not have to handle any part of the process by yourself. Take advantage of the services available to you, trust industry experience, techniques, and equipment, and call for help as soon as water damage occurs.
At the end of the day, though water damage can really take a toll on you, stay focused on what really matters: your family. As long as you are all safe, everything else can be cleaned and repaired. At A&J Property Restoration, we know how hard it is to see our home and belongings damaged by water, and we know how overwhelming the process can be. That is where we come in. We want you to be able to take a breath, focus on you and your family, and feel peace knowing that your home is in the best care possible. After all of our years of experience, our favorite part about cleaning and restoring your home is knowing that at one of your lowest moments, we are there to get you back on your feet. We want to remove the stress from you, and get you back to normal life as soon as possible. For all your water damage cleanup needs, let A&J take care of you.