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What To Do When Water Damage Strikes Before SERVPRO of East Honolulu Inspects your Property

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

My, oh my, how the fall rains have been relentless on our moku here in the eastern area of Honolulu. Many of the other islands have also experienced flooding amongst the slew of problems that occur when harsh weather during hurricane season happens in Hawai’i. In recent events there have been areas of the island with power outage experiences, as well as inaccessibility to driving, or the damage of property. Although this is no surprise, and water damage happens frequently around the island from natural and human sources; it is important to be aware and on your toes before the professionals head your way. 

Albeit in some instances there is no need for our SERVPRO of East Honolulu technicians to be there, if it is a tiny amount of water damage that has been dried and disinfected. Our professional services create a safety net between you and your damaged property, it is a big issue nonetheless we are working relentlessly with your insurance company to make it… "Like it never even happened." 

While it may be daunting when water damage or storm damage occurs, because everything ever constructed has been proven to be finite; find solace in organized, thorough help and consider some of these statements: 

The most important aspect at the end of the day is safety, that the organisms using the property are safe, additionally the property is more or less in the process of becoming safe again. There might be some hiccups in insurance claims, policies… etc is it safe to be in the property? Are there any hazards that our technicians need to be aware about, such as wiring, electrical issues, slippery areas, or pollutants amalgamating to an unpleasant situation they need to be aware of. Materials that have been damaged may have bacteria, and diseases that are a biohazard, do not touch wet materials in most instances of water damage. It is equally important to note wet materials tend to be heavier than when dry. 

At the end of the day Safety comes from knowing the means you exist in, what means can fix your house in a safe manner, plus what you can do and not do. Such as lifting heavy materials, living in a home that is infested with harmful bacteria, or just performing unsafe acts. 

Until our technicians with shiny ribbons of neon green on their shoulders come knocking on your door. Here are some other methods you can use to help us help you. All excess water should be removed, unless it is an uncontrollable amount. It is imperative to remove all concentration of fluids. Removing excess water from all materials, items, objects that have been damaged will actively halt the damaging process of water. Properly drying out “soft goods”- goods that absorb liquid, is key to the preservation of your home. This drying and removing of water can come and we have seen it in all shapes and sizes. With all paintings holstered up, or loose items on the floor piled outside the apartment in the hall. Preventing further damage from the initial accident is our SERVPRO of East Honolulu mission.  

You can not prevent water damage from occurring, when these disasters occur from the elements no one is truly orchestrating it. No one wants the sewage pipes to burst on the side of a building, and until they figure out a continuously safe way of transporting elemental materials SERVPRO of East Honolulu is here for our community. The only thing one can do is the means of what they work with, preventing further damage is the only thing a person experiencing damage can do until help arrives. Call us with any questions, comments or concerns at (808) 395-9545.

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