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Water Damage Tips

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Here are some water damage tips that can help you and your family or business until the professionals arrive on scene.

First lets start with what you should NOT DO after a major water damage or flooding. 

  1. Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  2. Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  3. Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  4. Don't use television or other household appliances.
  5. Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Now some quick tips that you SHOULD do: 

  1. Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  2. Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  3. Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  4. Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  5. Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  6. Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  7. Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  8. Gather loose items from floors.

From here you should contact SERVPRO Of Dover Middletown in order to schedule a team of industry leading professionals to come to your home or business to complete extraction, removal, and remediation services before the water damage can get worse, and cause more issues such as growth. 

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