There are a variety of steps you can do when your home requires a water damage repair. If the situation is minor enough, such as a small leaking pipe, or a simple cleanup, you could take a few steps to do the job yourself.
After evaluating and ensuring that the leak is small enough for you to handle, start off by switching off the water supply. Additionally, you should also dry the surface to better work on it.
Following that, purchase or use spare plumbing tape that has been specifically made to strengthen your pipes and to ensure the water doesn’t leak out. Tightly wrap the tape around the leaking pipe, if possible use 2-3 layers to ensure a strong and secure fit.
Lastly, wait for a few hours for the tape to seal, before turning back on the water supply.
If, in any case, you found the surface area of the leaking pipe to be excessively large for plumbing tape to secure, you should call up a local professional to evaluate and inspect the situation.
After a leakage or flood, your place will be filled with water that will be unsafe to be around for long. Therefore, it should be on the top of your agenda to quickly and effectively drain out all of the water.
Before you get to work, remove any items that have been placed on the ground, especially electronic gadgets that won’t last for long in damped conditions. Another thing to keep in mind is that it’ll be preferred to open your windows and doors to let the air flow out.
After that, give your flooring a mop to all areas that have been affected by the water damage. However, if you have a wooden or cement flooring within your home, it would take a few extra steps. Which is to use a dry mop or cloth to wipe away all the water.