Tips for Drying Out a Water-Damaged Building

We have seen, and maybe some of us had experienced, the damages done by heavy typhoon rains that flooded different areas in the Philippines. As a result, a lot of buildings and homes were affected—some submerged and some were even damaged.

After the calamity, the first thing we should do is clean up the mess and do the necessary renovation caused by the disaster. Here’s the step-by-step procedure you can follow when drying out your floor.

  • Unplug any appliances. Make sure to immediately move them and other furniture away from water. To avoid electrocution, turn off your main power switch.
  • Get rid of water. Once the water outside subsides, start draining the water inside your house or building. You may use old towels, buckets and mops to soak up as much water as possible. You can pour the water down the drain if it’s not clogged up, otherwise, pour it on the lawn.
  • Dry out affected area. Open all windows and doors to allow air circulation. This will hasten the drying process. You can also use electric fans, if your electrical outlets didn’t get wet.
  • Disinfect and prevent mold growth. Make sure to clean and disinfect thoroughly all the affected areas especially those furniture that were soaked in the water to avoid bacterial growth. Areas and other furniture not disinfected may become source of infections and diseases.
  • Dispose damaged items properly. Try sorting damaged items to those that need to be disposed of to those that can still be recycled.

Nevertheless, the best way to avoid water damaging your building or home is to have it waterproofed. Waterproofing protects your building and homes from leaks and further damage.

Precision Point Inc. specializes in waterproofing services both in residential and commercial buildings. Precision Point’s head office is inMandaueCity,Cebu. For inquiries, call us at +6332.238.0034 and +6332.238.9593.

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