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The Do's and Don'ts of a Water Loss

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

A water loss can be a scary and dramatic experience for all parties involved. Of course, in the midst of the panic and stress that one may endure, the main priority is to ensure the safety of whoever is present. Once everybody is safe, here are a few things to continue to ensure the safety of not just yourself and your family, but also the state of your home.

What to do After Flooding:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.

What not to do:

  • Do not leave fabrics and rugs in their place. Hang them and let them dry. 
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are low

As always, if you have experienced a water loss in your home, SERVPRO of Parker and Northeast Hood Counties is here to help!  We are available 24/7 to help you with your water mitigation needs.  Give us a call at 817-596-8714.

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