Homeowners in Sanibel, FL, turn to Innovative Construction Solutions for water damage repair after a storm or plumbing disaster. We will return your home to its previous state as quickly as possible. Call us and stress less.

What to Do When Facing a Water Situation

Water Damage Repair in Sanibel, FLWhether heavy rains have left a deluge of flooding water in their wake or you’ve had an unexpected pipe burst, the water remains. What do you do next? First, shut off the electricity. The last thing you want is for the two to meet. If the issue is plumbing, you should also shut down the water source at the meter outside or a valve in the home if you have a main valve controlling the entire supply line system.

At this point, the hard work begins. You’ll need to get down to business quickly because mold forms in a single day. Call Innovative Construction Solutions to resolve the problem quickly!

Different Responses to Different Types of Water

Clean – leaks, rain, condensation, and other clean water are safe to clean up DIY-style.

Gray water is used water that is slightly dirty—drain water from a washing machine or dishwasher, for instance. Cleanup requires appropriate PPE.

Black—Sewage and flood water are extremely dirty and can lead to sickness. A novice should never clean up these situations. When these situations occur, you need to call a professional crew to come in and clean up the mess.

Check for Mold

Mold may be the most dangerous aspect of water damage. It can become a problem in 24 short hours, and depending on the type of mold, the results can be deadly. The professionals at Innovative Construction Solutions will inspect and identify mold, but we do not perform mold abatement. This process requires a specialist in the arena, and we will provide a referral if you’d like. We can also repair the damage this expert has to do to eliminate the mold.

Dry, Dry, Dry

Drying the area is the key step to recovering after flooding. The faster you can dry the area, the less likely you’ll have mold and damage to repair. Fans and dehumidifiers will be your best friends in this stage of the process.

Dispose of Affected Porous Items

Anything made of textiles that has been soaked will need to be thrown away. This process can be difficult since it includes drywall, wood, and any unsealed cement, in addition to carpeting, upholstery, and insulation. The risks involved with keeping these materials are too great. Cut your losses and remove the damaged objects from the home.

Clean Up Non-Porous Items

Once the porous items are gone, you must kill mold or mildew spores with bleach or another strong disinfectant. Spray and wipe down any areas that weren’t cut out. Remember that mold spores float in the air, so you’ll need to wipe down the entire space, not just the flooded bottom half.

After the cleanup is done, repair will begin. For an easier and faster return to normal, allow the professionals at Innovative Construction Solutions to take on the problem from the beginning. If you need water damage repair in Sanibel, FL, and want to entrust our team of experts, click here or call (239) 384-5890 to book a service today!