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SERVPRO Tips: What to do if water damage strikes your home

8/22/2020 (Permalink)

Nobody plans on having water damage interrupt their lives, but it happens each and every day. Here are some tips on what to do should water damage strike your home!

WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES:
-Shut off the water source if possible.
-Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
-Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
-Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.
-Hang furs and leather goods separately at room temperature.
-Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting.
-Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water.
-Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
-Do not leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpeting.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SERVPRO of Howard and Tipton Counties:
-Your First Responder is being dispatched to contact you and come to your location to assess the damage and begin mitigation services.

-Once mitigation services have begun, your First Responder will determine a drying plan to expedite drying and get you back to your normal routine of life.

-We expect under normal circumstances for drying to take place between 3 to 5 days. Your First Responder will advise you if it appears that drying time may exceed this goal.

-After initial services have been performed, a daily site visit will be necessary to ensure we are meeting or exceeding the drying plan and all equipment is functioning to the highest capacity.

-Upon completion of the drying plan, your water damage manager will meet with you on-site to ensure you are satisfied with all services performed.

So give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."

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