Homeowner Tips to Minimize Water Damage

Restoration Specialists has helped North Central Florida property owners recover from property damage since 1972. Over the years, Restoration Specialists has expanded and now has locations in Brooksville, Gainesville, Lake City, Lecanto, Leesburg, and Ocala. The company aims to help homeowners recover their property from instances of fire, flooding, or other damaging events.

One of the more common situations the company handles is water damage, which can be caused by numerous types of events, including fires, storms, and pipe damage. There are a number of things that a homeowner should do as soon as possible to help minimize the water’s damaging effects.

It is recommended that homeowners try to ventilate the wet areas. If there is standing water, sponging it or trying to blot it can help minimize damage. Removing carpets or rugs on top of hardwood floors is also helpful in minimizing damage to the flooring. While performing these actions, individuals should make sure to stay safe. If a room’s ceiling is sagging due to excess water, one should not enter the room.