Have the winter rains in Los Angeles caused your home water damage? Did water seep in somehow and now, you aren’t sure what to do about it? These are common concerns in LA during the winter months and really, any time that it rains heavily. When this occurs, it’s natural to feel like the last thing you want to do is reach out to someone else. However, that’s exactly where we at Scope Environmental can help. Our cleaning and restoration can return your home to the condition that you want.
Remember: You Don’t Have to Try to Fix Things
If you’re dealing with water damage in your home, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to do something yourself. You can just call our professionals at any time, then we’ll arrive as quickly as possible and get right to work. That said, we know that many of our clients ask us: “what can we do before you arrive?” As long as you can do so safely, without any risk to the safety of your family or yourself, there are some positive actions you can take.
What Never to Do If There’s Water Damage
First off, some of the greatest dangers come from electricity, the possibility that you could be shocked. So, you never want to use any electronics should there be even the slightest possibility that they’re wet. By that same token, you want to turn off the electricity, provided that it’s entirely safe to do so. Consequently, you don’t want to go into any room that has standing water if the electricity hasn’t been turned off. Removing standing water can be a concern as well, as it’s not the kind of thing that you can vacuum up or anything.
If You Can, Some Positive Actions You Can Take
For one, if you can mop the water or even just blot it safely, that can help a bit. Doing what you can to keep your draperies (as well as other important documents and belongings) from the floor could keep them from suffering lasting damage. Even something as seemingly small as opening your closets and doors can be a boon. Again, don’t read this and feel like you have to do all of these. What you “have to do” is to stay safe. We can take care of the rest.
Beyond Cleaning and Restoration
When you see the effects of water damage, it’s normal and understandable to feel like there’s nothing that can be done. However, the sooner you can reach out to our professionals the better a chance we have of minimizing or even reversing the damage. Water damage really does get worse if left on its own. Indeed, that’s one of the many reasons we’re available 24/7 – so that we can get started fast. If you have suffered water damage or even believe that it may be a problem, you can reach us any time at (855) 961-2660.