Can You Plan Ahead for Water Mitigation?

Rapid water mitigation in Dunwoody properties is the key to a successful restoration. No one can predict the timing or prevent every instance of damage from burst pipes, ruptured appliances, clogged drainage, or extreme weather. However, there are water mitigation steps property owners can take to slow or avoid destruction until the arrival of AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs and our team of Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified technicians. Create an action plan of cost-effective and common-sense ways to limit or stop water from continuing to harm contents and soak into the structure of your property as you await our professionals.

Contents of Your Water Mitigation Plan

  • Place at the top of the list the number and instructions for an emergency call to AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs for expert assessment and assistance. 

  • Proceed with the following water mitigation steps if you can do them safely--when you have any concerns about wet or submerged live electrical lines or contaminants in the water, wait for professional water mitigation help:

  • Turn off facets where sinks, tubs, or other basins are overflowing.

  • Shut off your property's main water line, which stops the incoming building water supply when pipes leak.

  • Use secondary shut-off valves to halt water flow to fixtures and appliances near the leak or flooding sites like toilets, dishwashers, and outdoor water supplies (garden and yard hose connections or sprinkler systems).

  • Throw down towels to soak up water and use physical fluid barriers such as sandbags and water baffles if you have them to contain water temporarily.

  • Use brooms and squeegees, if available, to direct fluids to floor drains.

  • Clear floors of personal possessions and household goods to limit water damage, and place legs of furnishings on blocks or foil, preventing staining or rusting onto floor coverings.

  • Move documents, heirlooms, and other irreplaceable items to the upper levels of your premises or on platforms above the typical flood line. Alert AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs to these precious items if you cannot secure them in a dry space before the crew's arrival. 

Who Should See the Plan and Its Steps?

Share the plan by writing it down and discussing it with others who live or work on the property before problems arise. Keep the plan in a handy place. Identify the locations of and ensure you and others know how to operate main and secondary valve shut-offs. Clarify where you store water mitigation tools and equipment. Condense the crucial points to a checklist-type form for your convenience and for informing AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs of mitigation steps completed when they take over.

Water Mitigation Steps Taken by Professionals 

Once on site, the AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs team manages water damage rapidly with state-of-the-art extraction and drying equipment. Expert mitigation steps include: 

  • Quick removal of standing water with our truck-mounted and portable wet vacuums

  • Tracing of water spread into cavities and in and between layers for which we plan extraction, ensuring no moisture is left behind

  • Effective structural drying using low-profile air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to encourage the evaporation of absorbed moisture from porous materials

The expertise of AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs is always just a call away when water damage threatens your Dunwoody property. We partner with you to implement practical water mitigation steps to manage water and moisture issues. Let us know about any strategies you tried to minimize water spread before we arrived. We will take it from there.  

If you need professional help with emergency water mitigation in Dunwoody, AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs is available for consultations 24/7. Call us at 404-474-8443 to schedule an assessment to stop water damage and plan remediation and restoration.

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