SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SV Restoration Specialists was founded based on one very important need: responding to and taking care of San Jose water damage emergencies. In order to help share some of what they have learned with their customers and teach them how to handle a water-related emergency, the founders of the company have just published a new guide titled "The Ultimate Guide To Handling A Water Damage Emergency."
From learning what to do when their sinks or toilets back up and dealing with other plumbing leaks to understanding how to survive a natural disaster like a flood, the guide offers useful and in-depth advice on how to get through a water damage emergency.
For example, the first thing home owners should do when they are dealing with a large amount of water coming into the house is to stop its flow as much as possible. This might involve turning off the water valve, blocking the windows with heavy towels and laying blankets on top of the source of the water. If at any time the distinct smell of natural gas, heating oil or another unusual odor is detected, people should immediately stop what they are doing, evacuate the premises and call emergency personnel.
Next, people should try to clean up as much water as they can, as quickly as possible.
"Especially watch for water in carpeted areas of your home or against walls, because water can infiltrate into even very tiny cracks very quickly," the guide said, adding that this can weaken the walls' stability and encourage dangerous mold growth.
Finally, people should arrange for a damage assessment as soon as possible. To read the guide in its entirety, people are welcome to visit the SV Restoration Specialists website at any time.
About SV Restoration Specialists:
When a crisis scenario happens, it demands quick results. San Jose and Silicon Valley's top property reconstruction and disaster removal team from SV Restoration Specialists has years of experience dealing with damage from fires, sewer mishaps, mold and also water damage from faulty plumbing. For more information, please visit http://svrestorationspecialists.com/
SOURCE SV Restoration Specialists