If you had plumbing pipes that burst while you were not home, you likely have a lot of water damage in your home. If so, you need to get it cleaned up quickly to prevent even more damage from the water. One way you can do this is to hire a water damage restoration company. They can quickly take care of things for you. There are also things you can do before they arrive. Below is more information about this so you can get your home back to normal again.
What You Can Do
First, go to the home's main water valve and turn off the water. This water valve is generally located outside, and you need a special type of key to run it off. If you are not sure how to do this, contact an emergency plumber. This professional can also show you how to do it for in the future if this happens again.
Turn off the circuit breaker that powers the flooded area if there is a lot of electrical items that do not need to get wet or if they are already wet.
Next, remove everything that you can, such as furniture, clothing, and more, and take these things outside or to another area of your home that has no water damage. This way you may be able to save these things.
You can start removing water on your own using a wet/dry vacuum. This vacuum will suck water up into it and help dry as it goes. You will have to empty the reservoir as you go once it becomes full.
Water Damage Restoration Company
The best thing you can do is to hire a water damage restoration company. This company has much stronger equipment to remove water and dry out your home. This is important because mold will quickly start to grow if the water is not removed quickly.
The water damage restoration company can also remove wet carpeting and dry out walls and ceilings. Once all water is removed, the restoration company can help you with cleaning your carpeting. They can also help you repair carpet, such as stretching out the carpet. The company will also set up humidifiers in your own that you will run for a certain amount of time. This will help remove moisture from the air. If the water was sewer water the restoration company will disinfect the areas the water touched.
Besides doing all this, hire a plumber quickly to repair your burst pipes for you.