Flooding and water damage are all too common in homes and businesses across the US. While we all know about the ways in which flooding caused by heavy rainfall can devastate the structural integrity of a property, few people realize the dangers of leaky pipes, overflowing toilets, broken showers, damaged household appliances, clogged rain gutters and backed up sewer systems.

Even seemingly minor household flooding can lead to serious problems including mold and mildew, water stains, cracked ceilings, bubbled wallpaper and even issues with the structural integrity of your property. If an appliance has been leaking for a long time, you may also start to notice your water bills creep up.

So, what should you do if you experience floods or water damage in your home or business? We’ve collated a list of handy dos and don’ts below to ensure the full restoration and recovery of the building.

The dos

Even if the water damage in your property is minor, do not skip the following steps:

The don’ts

So, what should you avoid doing upon spotting water damage?

Of course, this specialized equipment is very expensive, and you may not be able to use it effectively if you are not a water damage expert.

This is where we at Georgia Water & Fire come in. We have the skills and equipment necessary to address flooding and water damage, no matter how extensive. Get in touch with us today if you would like to enlist our services or have any questions.