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Flood Damage Do's and Don'ts!

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Do's and Don'ts! You take control of your Home.

What to do until help arrives:

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?

  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.

  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

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.

  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.

  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT to do after Flooding:

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.

  • Don't leave books, magazines or other coloured items on wet carpet or floors.

  • 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 sagging.

    About SERVPRO of Milton & North Oakville

    SERVPRO of Milton & North Oakville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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