Water Damage Restoration

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Water Damage Emergencies

Most of us are taught numerous safety tips to avoid the dangers from water and fire while in school, but it is easy to forget the rules after a few years. Our Chicago water, fire and mold restoration company Finest Atlanta Water Damage & Mold Remediation wants to remind our customers how to remain safe in dangerous situations.


Coping with Invading Water

  • Turn off electrical power in the building immediately

  • Never walk in standing water for any reason

  • Contact the local utility company to shut off additional power

  • Call an insurance agent for help with finding a remediation company

  • Request that the remediation team take photographs of the damages

  • Find a place to stay while the structure is dried and sanitized

  • Secure the building after removing valuables

  • Make sure the remediation team works on a 24-hour basis

  • Plan on throwing away contaminated or spoiled food to prevent illness

  • Do not use damp electrical appliances or climate-control equipment

Cleaning Sewage and Mold

  • Stay away from areas contaminated by mold or sewage

  • Turn off air conditioners and furnaces to prevent additional contamination

  • Contact an insurance company to hire a remediation company

  • Do not touch items covered with sewage or mold

  • Find a place to live during the remediation process

  • Document damages and losses for reimbursement

  • Make sure the technicians use specialized cleansers to eliminate mold and pathogens

Coping with Water, Fire and Smoke

• Leave a burning or smoky building immediately

• Call the local emergency number for fast assistance

• Contact an insurance company for a list of remediation companies

• Stay out of the building until it is checked by remediation technicians

• Wear protective gear and breathing apparatus inside the structure

• Make sure that the remediation team takes photographs of the damages

• Locate and remove valuables and mementos to a safe location

• Find a safe place to live during the remediation

• Make sure that technicians seal undamaged areas to prevent additional contamination

• Avoid touching items covered with soot and melted debris

• Have the remediation team clean and deodorize all items

Sewage or Mold Emergencies

You never know what a day will bring. No one wants to deal with sewage or mold problems, but these types of issues should not be ignored. In fact, many sewage and mold issues are emergencies.

Sewage often contains high levels of bacteria. If the problem is not dealt with quickly and correctly, these bacteria can invade your home and potentially harm you and the people you love. In many cases, simply cleaning up the mess isn’t enough. The area needs to be deep-cleaned and disinfected to kill the bacteria for good and eliminate the risk of infection.

Mold emergencies are equally harmful. Mold exposure can cause a wide range of health issues, including allergic reactions, respiratory issues and many other problems. Like sewage, mold must be dealt with very carefully. Simply removing the visible mold will not solve most issues.

If you are dealing with a sewage or mold emergency, don’t try to handle the problem yourself. Not wearing protective year or using the wrong equipment or chemicals isn’t only inefficient: It is also dangerous. Instead, give Finest Atlanta Water Damage & Mold Remediation a call right away.

Do not let children or pets enter the affected area, and you should also enter the area as little as possible. If you suspect sewage damage, turn off your HVAC system right away to avoid circulating bacteria throughout your home.

Finest Atlanta Water Damage & Mold Remediation is here to help you minimize the damage, protect your belongings and keep your family safe. We hope you don’t experience a mold or sewage emergency, but if you do, you don’t have to handle it alone.