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Do’s and Do Not’s After a Flood

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

Line of mops Once you’ve dealt with the initial shock, it is critical to do what you can to limit the amount of water damage that your property will endure.

No matter the timing or scope of the damage, flooding inside of homes and businesses alike is incredibly stressful. Once you’ve dealt with the initial shock, it is critical to do what you can to limit the amount of water damage that your property will endure. Keep reading for some of our favorite Water Damage Tips for guidance about what you should and shouldn’t do immediately after a flood. 

Do’s After a Flood

  • Do mop and blog excess water from surfaces
  • Do relocate and prop up wet cushions and upholstery to dry 
  • Do separate furniture from wet carpeting in an effort to prevent water damage with wood blocks or aluminum foil 
  • Do relocate art objects to a dry, safe place

Do Not’s After a Flood

  • Do Not keep items on wet or damp surfaces. Consider hanging them outside to dry instead
  • Do Not utilize your personal vacuum to extract water 
  • Do Not attempt to turn on any appliances powered by electricity, such as your television or other appliances 
  • Do Not utilize ceiling light fixtures if your ceiling has been exposed to water damage. If the ceiling is sagging in any places, it is best to move to keep out of that room

Call SERVPRO For Immediate Water Damage Restoration

SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team - Team Wall is always prepared to help you fully recover from water damage. At the first sign of damage, pick up the phone and call your local SERVPRO Team Wall office, SERVPRO of Harrisburg West, at (717) 510-6779 to access our 24-Hour Emergency Services. By visiting our website, you’ll also find more information about the Residential and Commercial Water Damage Restoration services that we offer, as well as more details about how we promise to care for the water-damaged items in your home or business. Here at SERVPRO, we know how stressful flooding can be, so sit back and trust us. We are committed to making it “Like it never even happened” by restoring your home or business to its pre-flood or pre-water loss condition.

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