Tips for Cleaning Your Interior Water Damage

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in After a house fire, Asbestos testing, Interior water damage

Interior water damage

It?s difficult when your house has experienced interior water damage. You will have to deal with mold removal processes because the water is bound to stick to the interior of your home and cause the mold to build up. Water is the perfect breeding ground for mold, especially if it has gotten dirty and unfiltered.

Unless you have interior water damage from something that was heavily chlorinated ? which comes with its own set of problems ? you want to remove the water immediately and get the home water damage assessed immediately. Here are some tips to help with dealing with your interior water damage.

Water Interior Damage Can Be Helped When You Assess the House

First, you want to assess how bad the interior water damage really is and how you plan to clean it. You want to section the house up into the parts that are more heavily damaged to the parts least damaged by the water.

By assessing the home water damage you can then learn how to really clean it. Until then, you may be hit with sudden surprises if you jump right into it. Water leaks could be the culprit and you may need to hire a technician to come out and look at it.

Fix the Source of the Interior Water Damage

The first thing you will want to do when dealing with interior water damage is to make sure you check for any water leaks. Water leak repair will be the most vital part of this project. You want to rid the source of the water leak first so that your cleaning efforts aren?t wasted.

Call a Contractor If the Damage is Too Extensive

After you have assessed the damage done to your home, you have done water leak detection and gotten it fixed, it is not time for you to see if you can clean it yourself or not.

Most times, you will be able to clean up after small damages made from interior water damage. However, if you have done asbestos testing and it comes up positive, you?ll want to make sure you call someone to come out and do the cleaning for you.

To avoid disease, stay away from the water damage and mold. You want the experts to do it.

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Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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