Make Sure It’s Safe!
Our first water damage tip is to make sure there are no electrical concerns. If you’re uncertain, don’t take any chances. Call the Dry Boys to investigate your flooded area for you.
Even if you’re able to locate the source of the water, damage can escalate. Most notably, mold can begin to grow in as few as 48 hours. If you manage to stop the flooding at the source, it’s still in your best interest to call the Dry Boys as soon as you can.
Are You Covered?
One of the first things you’ll want to do is to call your insurance agent, or find your policy to see what is covered. The Dry Boys of Albany work with numerous insurance companies and can assist with the process.
Ventilate The Area
An important tip we shouldn’t look over is to make sure any windows that can be opened are open. Turn on all your exhaust fans. If you get damage in the summer, turn on your AC unit if you have one. DO NOT try to dry the area with fans until commercial dehumidifiers are deployed. You don’t want to create secondary damage elsewhere by way of excess RELATIVE HUMIDITY indoors.
Conduct Thorough Cleaning & Drying
The Dry Boys have been in the business of water damage and restoration for over 25 years. We have the industrial quality equipment that isn’t available to consumers. We only deal in water damage, so you can rest assured you’re in the best hands in the Albany Capital Region.