Emergency Board up >> Dehumidification

Whether it is on a concrete slab or on piers, check to see that the building’s structure has not shifted on its foundation. Flood damaged wooden floors, if they do not warp or buckle, will sometimes push the walls outward at the base. Check for cracks in your masonry. Look near the outside corners of the building’s structure and under and around all the doors and windows. If any of these Dehumidification signs of structural damage are detected, it is logical to call a licensed building contractor or building engineer.

  1. A licensed professional Dehumidification needs to further evaluate the building’s structure for its safety and beside the needed repairs. These signs must be pointed out to your insurance adjusters. Turn off any outside natural gas lines at the city meter or your propane tank, and let the house air out for numerous minutes to eliminate foul odors or escaping natural gas. Turn off the electrical breakers at the main until safe circumstances are established. If the main disconnect is inside the house, it would be better to call your local utility company for help. Even if the power is out in your entire neighborhood, disconnect your main switch, fuse or circuit breaker in your home, and disconnect all of the circuits.
  2. Unplug all of your appliances that have been Dehumidification flooded. Enter very cautiously, do not smoke cigarettes. Don’t use any kind of flame as a light supply. Check for sagging ceilings, wet attic insulation and pocketed water could cause your ceilings to fall. Stand on a dry spot, if possible when working with electrical boxes and panels. If you have to get in the water to get to the circuit or fuse box, call a licensed electrician; do not try to turn off the electricity by yourself. Use a dry wooden stick to open panel doors and throw the circuit breaker switches if at all possible. Use extreme caution when Dehumidification removing fuses.
  3. Any momentary structural repairs that could be made will need some imagination since there’s likely to be a lack of building materials. The most usual repairs will involve nailing plywood or taping pieces of heavy plastic over broken windows, ceiling and walls. If the building’s structure has shifted on the foundation or the floors have settled poorly, it might be required to install temporary extra bracing until more extensive work could be done. To prevent Dehumidification flood damaged wooden floors from buckling and warping even further, try to remove a board every few feet.
  4. Cover the water damaged roof sections with heavy plastic, tarp or roofing felt secured in place with wooden boards to help avoid leaks until long-lasting repairs could be made. Be particularly careful with damaged roofing because it could be loose or slippery. Inside your home, remove any mud and debris while it is still wet. Dehumidification might require replacement of your outlets, breakers, wiring and other controls. Mold is likely to grow on wood and other building materials that stay wet for more than 24 hours.

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