St. George is mostly known for its hot desert climate. With only 9 inches of precipitation annually, water damage seems near impossible, but as St. George residents know, when it rains it really rains. Flash floods are common and have devastating consequences to properties throughout the area. Of course, broken pipes can also cause severe water damage. Water damage from either one of these incidents can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damages. When flooding happens, call Liberty Restoration immediately.
With qualified technicians on the job, you’ll feel peace of mind. Our St. George water damage experts can restore your home back to its pre-loss condition. Our technicians are thoroughly trained in the latest water damage restoration methods. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your water, flood and fire damage emergency needs. Liberty Restoration technicians have experience with mold remediation. Water damage is one of the major disasters that haunt property owners and insurance companies, but it doesn’t need to be that way.
Water affects furniture, equipment, and other belongings quickly. If not given immediate attention, water damage transitions into mold and mildew problems. Liberty Restoration keeps home mold free by keeping your home dry.
Water damage caused by broken water pipes or leaking faucets is common in St. George. This water is not harmful to your health, but it requires attention and expertise to prevent damage to your property.
Water Damage Do’s and Don’ts
Here are some important things to keep in mind when dealing with water damage:
- Try to use dehumidifiers if you have access to one.
- If possible, use as many fans as you have to circulate air throughout your home.
- Get all draperies off of the carpet, one way is to loop through a coat hanger, and place the hanger on the drapery rod.
- Mop up as much water as possible.
- Prop up any wet furniture cushions for even drying and place either wood blocks or foil underneath furniture legs.
- Open all affected drawers to assist in drying.
- If it’s cold outside, leave heat on; if hot, use your AC if you can.
- Move all valuable photos, paintings, and art to a safe and dry location.
- Remove any wet fabrics and dry them as soon as possible.
- Remove wet books from bookshelves and spread out pages as much as you can.
- Don’t wait to call for professional help. The longer you wait, the more damage there will be.
- Don’t use any electrical appliances while on wet carpet and floors.
- Don’t step in standing water if the electricity is still on around it.
- Don’t try to use a regular vacuum cleaner to extract water.
- Don’t try to lift the carpet up, as it can cause improper shrinkage.
St. George Water Damage Before & After Restoration
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