Homeowner’s Guide to Emergencies

Your home is a large investment for you and your family and you are tied to it both emotionally and financially. Therefore, if something happens to it, it is your responsibility to act quickly and prevent further damage. If you do not, these events can lead to massive damage to your house that can be irreparable or very expensive to fix.

Water Damage

In the event of water damage to your home, identify the source of the water immediately and turn it off. Turn off electricity in all affected areas. If the ceiling is wet, do not use any fixtures in that room. Remove all wet fabric in the vicinity and lift furniture off the ground if possible. While you wait for help to arrive, get rid of as much excess water as possible with towels. Do not turn your HVAC system any higher because you may cause mold to grow. Avoid standing under any ceiling that is sagging and do not rip up the carpet because you may cause more damage. Maven Restoration Group has the tools and experience to help you in this situation. Our team will know how to properly dry your home without causing mold to grow or further damage to your flooring, walls or ceiling.

Mold

Mold can cause significant respiratory problems, especially in pets, the elderly and children. If you discover it in your home, call Maven Restoration Group immediately. While you wait, evacuate everyone from the area and turn off your air conditioning. Do not try to dry the affected areas or disturb them in any way. Additionally, do not use any form of bleach or disinfectant to remove the mold, but instead wait for the professionals. Mold can spread quickly throughout your home in a matter of days. Our team at Maven Restoration Group will contain the spread of mold within your home and disinfectant the area thoroughly so you and your family will be safe once more.

Fire Damage

Regardless of how large or small the fire in your home is, it is vital that you take certain precautions. Attempt to limit the amount of foot traffic within your home to keep soot from spreading within your home. Keep your hands clean and avoid touching upholstery, fabric or walls. Coat all chrome within your house with a light layer of petroleum jelly. Dispose of any open containers of food or canned food that may have been in the vicinity. Make sure you change your air filter as well. Do not use any electronics that may have been affected by the fire or attempt to clean your walls without professional fire and smoke damage restoration assistance. When you need to do laundry, do not send your clothing to a traditional dry cleaners, instead send it to those who are experienced with clothing affected by smoke or the smell may set. Our experienced team at Maven Restoration Group will help you identify which items in your home are irreparably damaged and need to be disposed of. We can also clean and repair flooring and walls the correct way so that the problem does not spread throughout your house.

Storm & Wind Damage

Florida is subject to frequent large, powerful thunderstorms. Large branches and hail can damage your roof, windows and structure of your house. If you detect branches that have fallen on your roof, do not attempt to do any repairs yourself. Wait for Maven Restoration Group to safely remove them for you. If the storm damage is extensive and puts your family in harm’s way, evacuate until we arrive and determine it is safe again. Avoid broken windows that may allow more flying debris to enter. Our Gainesville restoration team members will make sure your house is stable once more. We will safely remove any fallen trees or branches and repair any window, roof or siding that may have become damaged in the storm.

Roof Damage

If your roof has been penetrated by hail, branches or a large tree, it may be able to let water filter through during a big storm. In this scenario, do your best to prevent water from entering your home and direct it elsewhere. If the water is coming through at a manageable pace, keep a bucket there to collect water or place a tarp up there to prevent water from entering. Do not put yourself at risk. Even if you believe you are equipped to climb up on your roof, do not do it in the middle of a storm or you will put yourself in danger. Move to another part of the house that is not affected by the water to wait for the storm to pass and our team to arrive. We will safely remove any debris that may be causing this damage. Our team will assess the situation and make roof repairs if necessary.

Lead Abatement

Lead provides a threat to you and your family, especially children. If you discover lead in your home, leave the area. Leave your home and wait until it is deemed safe to enter. Do not attempt to remove lead paint yourself. Improper construction methods can cause lead dust to move throughout your house, which will affect your health later. Maven Restoration Group knows how to properly remove the presence of lead from your home and will thoroughly clean afterwards so you do not need to worry about future contaminants.

Emergency Restoration Services in Gainesville, FL

Emergencies can happen at any time and any day of the week. That is why Maven Restoration Group is available 24/7 to help you and your family. The safety of you and you family are our priority and we will do everything possible to ensure that. We will use the latest methods and superior tools to keep your house a safe haven for many years to come. If you have an emergency situation in your home, call Maven Restoration Group.

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