I saw a report on WLWT last night – Cincinnati shatters daily rainfall record – that noted “a total of 2 inches of rain were recorded at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport since the beginning of the day Thursday.” The article then noted that “This was just round one, however, of a developing wet weather pattern for the weekend.“
While I know that my yard may enjoy the moisture and break from the heat we have seen in West Chester, this serves as a good reminder to understand what to do in a water damage emergency. First and foremost, if you have a sump pump it’s a good idea to make sure it’s in working order. And, keep an eye on your gutters. This article – Flooding and Water Damage Prevention – offers some tips.
If, despite best efforts, you find water in your basement, it is important to know what do to. Below is a printer-friendly guide outlining the key water damage restoration steps. However, before attempting rushing into anything remember to think about safety. We all want to think about saving personal belongings from getting damaged but there are serious risks to consider. First, the water could be in contact with sources of electricity which is extremely dangerous. Second, the water could be contaminated. It is also important to remember to keep curious children and pets out of the area.
As always, I’m here to answer questions based on my 35 years of water damage restoration experience. Extra Effort is a father/son company that offers personalized service with the large-company capabilities to address mold, mildew, stain, and moisture removal. We will work with your insurance company to return your home or business to its original state.
And, above all, our top priority is your safety and well-being. Our COVID-19 response includes daily self-health evaluations, frequent hand washings, a no handshake/social distancing policy, and facial coverings.
Elliott S. Fishman, Co-Owner
Extra Effort Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Inc.
About Elliott S. Fishman
Elliott Fishman, along with his son Brian, is the owner and operator of Extra Effort Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Inc. We serve the residents and businesses of Greater Cincinnati to include West Chester, Mason, Maineville, Loveland, Wyoming, Fairfield, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Hyde Park and Anderson Township. Elliott started this company in 1984, based on the belief that it takes Extra Effort to make each job a success. The father/son team puts the extra time, extra care, and extra effort go into every task they undertake – no matter how large or small the job. Extra Effort’s quality equipment, trained technicians and safe products have made the company a top choice for residential and commercial carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, water damage / water extraction, fabric protection, odor control and spot removal.