Tips to reduce the damage after a flood, wind, fire or other disaster

If your home or business is struck by a disaster, whether natural or man-made, the scope of the water damage, fire damage, smoke damage or other biohazard cleanup may seem overwhelming at first. Yet, there’s a simple solution – Just call the disaster restoration professionals here at Quality Restoration 24 Hour Emergency Services. We can help repair the damage, clean up and restore your property after any disaster. We respond 24-7-365 everywhere in Tucson and throughout southern Arizona. While you’re awaiting the arrival of our disaster cleanup team, here are a few things you can do to help reduce the damage:

Flooding, water damage and sewage damage

Consider all flood water as being contaminated with biohazard waste; avoid skin contact
Ventilate all wet areas if it’s practical to do so
Remove small objects from the floor, but avoid lifting heavy, waterlogged items such as carpets
Avoid entering rooms with sagging, waterlogged ceilings
Remove electrical appliances from flooded areas, but avoid using them until they’re checked by a pro
Gather documents and small, dyed items whose colors may bleed
Wash hands frequently, and keep children and pets away

Fire damage and smoke damage

Remain safe – Only enter a fire or smoke damage property if firefighters tell you it’s safe
Avoid excessive traffic through fire damage areas, and cover traffic areas with old towels or linens
Wash houseplants with mild soapy water on both sides of their leaves
Avoid using any affected electrical appliances or outlets
Avoid entering rooms whose ceiling are sagging with water from firefighting

Crime scene cleanup, blood cleanup and unattended deaths

Don’t move or clean anything until the authorities have said it’s OK to do so
Keep children, pets and vulnerable family members away until after professionals have cleaned the area Quality Restoration 24 Hour Emergency Services has been helping homeowners and business owners recover from disasters since 1982. Our teams are certified, highly-experienced professionals dedicated to cleaning up and restoring your property so you can return to a normal routine as soon as possible. As Southern Arizona’s leading provider of disaster cleanup and restoration services, we offer direct billing to most major insurers.

Quality Residential and Restoration Services, Fire & Water Damage Restoration, Tucson, AZ