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4 Tips for Dealing with Water Damage in Queen Anne

Unfortunately, water damage is a fact of life that many homeowners have encountered and if you haven’t already, it’s a real possibility that you eventually will. Even with many precautions and protections in place, water often finds a way in; once you experience water damage, it’s important to respond quickly, to salvage as much of your property as possible. Here are four tips for dealing with water damage in Queen Anne.

4 Tips for Dealing with Water Damage in Queen Anne
Unfortunately, water damage is a fact of life that many homeowners have encountered and if you haven’t already, it’s a real possibility that you will at some point in the future.

Find the Source

The first thing you should do when responding to water damage is to find the source. Knowing where the source is will not only allow you to stop it but repair the leak as well. Consider where you’re seeing the water damage and the direction that’s it’s flowing. This will help you narrow down where it’s coming from. You could have clogged gutters or even a busted pipe. There’s no point in sprucing up the look of the water without repairing the source.  

Removal

The next step for dealing with water damage is to remove the damaged areas. If you’re handy, you may be able to do this yourself but it’s best to seek professional help. They’ll be able to ensure that the removal is handled properly and that you don’t accidently remove parts of your home that you mean to keep. For your safety and health, you should wear goggles, gloves, and a mask. You’ll need a crowbar to get the job done efficiently.  

Drying

It’s important to get all the water and moisture out of your home. Extensive drying will help reduce mold growth. If there are any signs of mold, be sure to have it professionally remediated to maintain the quality of the air inside your Queen Anne home.  Open the windows and use fans to help promote and expedite the drying process.

Repair

Repair the source and mend the damage. Scrape off the paint and use some primer before applying a fresh coat. It may even be necessary to break out the sandpaper to ensure that the surface is flat and even. For total replacement, use wallboard and drywall tape.   

QUESTIONS ABOUT HOME REPAIR? TRUST NORTH ARUNDEL CONTRACTING

If you have even more questions about mold, mold damage, and how to get rid of it, or if you want the professionals to take care of it for you, you can trust North Arundel Contracting. Reach us by telephone at 410-766-2855 or by fax at 410-553-2367 and visit us online. Shoot us an email at nac@nacontracting.com and for after-hours emergencies, page us at 410-541-0328. To find out what we are up to, or for more tips and tricks, follow up on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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