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Five Water Damage Tips

5/23/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage inside your home can be a homeowner or business owners worst nightmare. Whether it's from a burst pipe, a leaky roof, or a flood, quick action is crucial to mitigate the damage and prevent further complications. Here are some essential tips to follow if you find yourself facing water damage:

  1. Safety First: Before doing anything else, ensure that it's safe to enter the affected area. Turn off the electricity and avoid standing water if there's a risk of electrocution. If the water damage is extensive or the structure of your home is compromised, evacuate immediately and seek professional help.

  2. Assess the Damage: Once it's safe to do so, assess the extent of the water damage. Take photos or videos for insurance purposes, documenting the affected areas and any belongings that have been damaged.

  3. Stop the Water Source: If the water damage is caused by a leak or burst pipe, shut off the main water supply to your home to prevent further flooding. If you're unable to locate the source of the leak, contact a plumber for assistance.

  4. Remove Standing Water: Use a wet vacuum, mop, or towels to remove as much standing water as possible from the affected area. The longer water sits, the greater the damage it can cause, so prompt removal is essential. This is a great time to call SERVPRO.  We have high powered extraction equipment that can help remove the excess water. 

  5. Dry Out the Area: Once the standing water has been removed, SERVPRO uses air movers and  dehumidifiers to properly dry out the space.

    SERVPRO is on standby 24/7 to help navigate your water damage to get you back to your pre loss condition.  Don't hesitate, call SERVPRO today to get your home or business back. 

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