Water damage can strike in your home at any time. When it does, you’ll want the water damage restoration professionals on the scene to help with the cleanup process. At Ram Restoration, we’ve helped many families in the Dayton area restore their space after discovering water damage or mold. We work to try and restore as many of your items as possible. If you need help protecting items from water damage, Ram Restoration can help.
Keep Electronics High Up
Electronics are very susceptible to water and water damage. In order to prevent water from affecting any electronics on your property, you’ll want to keep them off the ground. You’ll also want to make sure any plugs are off the ground as well. That way, water won’t affect any of the electronics you have plugged in.
If your electronics do have water exposure, you’ll want to make sure you have backups of all your files. Make sure you have a couple of different areas you save information from electronics, such as flash drives and cloud storage so you don’t lose any of your necessary files.
Put Items in Waterproof Bags
If you have any valuables or important documents on your property, you’ll want to keep them in waterproof bags or containers. You’ll want to find containers that can be both waterproof and fire proof in case of a fire on your property. And just like wanting to keep electronics on high surfaces, you’ll want to do the same for the bags and containers as a way to add extra protection to keeping your items safe.
Some of the items you’ll want to protect include hard to replace items, like family photos, photo albums, or customer files important to your business. You’ll also want to protect important personal documents, like birth certificates, Social Security cards, and diplomas.
Make Sure Water Moves Away from Your Property
As a way to prevent water from staying near your home or office, you’ll want to make sure any water moves away from the property. One way to do this is to make sure water moves away from your property is by checking how far out your downspouts go. Most professionals recommend that downspouts should move water at least six feet away from the property. This makes sure that water is far enough away from your property from seeping inside.
Additionally, you’ll want to make sure your gutters are debris-free. When gutters have a buildup of debris, like leaves, it forces water to stay put. That can cause water damage in other places on your property, such as ceilings.
Protecting items from water damage doesn’t have to take a lot of work. If you’re concerned about water damage in your home or office, Ram Restoration is here to help. We’ve helped many families and businesses restore their properties from water damage and the potential for mold growth that follows. If you’ve discovered water damage, don’t wait before contacting the professionals. Contact us today for your water damage restoration needs.