We’re frequently asked questions by panicked home and business owners as to what they should do before our professionals are able assist them with their water problems. Below is a compilation of the most common questions we’ve received over the past several years.
Q: I have a broken pipe that is spilling out water from a second floor bathroom. What should I do?
A: Immediately locate the shut-off and stop the source of water. Remove as much water as possible using a sponge or other absorbent materials.
Q. I have water damage from an ice dam on my roof but I’m unable to move heavy furniture. What should I do?
A: See if you can chip away at the snow that is causing the icing, thus stopping the source. Place wax paper or wood underneath the furniture that you are unable to move.
Q. What should I do with draperies and curtains that might absorb water and leave dry stains?
A. Hang up draperies and curtains in a dry area .
Q. I have raw sewerage backing up into my finished basement, how do I clean it?
A. Wait for professional help. Do not expose children, pets etc. to the contaminated water and sewerage
Q. What should I do with electrical appliances in the flooded area?
A. Shut off power to the affected area, do not use a household vacuum cleaner or other electrical appliance in the affected area.
Q. I noticed that my ceiling where the water was leaking from is now bulging.
A. Do not go beneath the ceiling in question and seal off the area.
With over twenty years of experience in addressing water, smoke and fire damage on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, we are familiar with the unique disaster related issues home owners and business owners face. Please call us or visit our website: www.oceansideinc.com or call 24/7, 508-771-3110.