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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water Damage Do's and Don'ts

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

Experiencing a water damage is no fun. The Key to avoiding costly future restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property.  SERVPRO of Virginia Beach has the equipment, training, and experience to find and dry unseen water before secondary damages occur.  When time matters, technology, and equipment and experience must be counted on to perform.  Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to help you until help arrives.

STOP the source of water.

REMOVE as much excess water as possible by mopping or blotting.

WIPE excess water from wood furnishings after removing any contents lying on the surface.

Clearly designate wet area with floor signs and safety tape.

Pad or block wood furniture to prevent permanent staining of carpet.

Carefully remove colored items in affected areas, especially those in contact with carpet and upholstery

Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying

Isolate areas where sewer or black water exposure has occurred

Be aware of potential electrical hazards. DO NOT attempt to vacuum up water with standard vacuum equipment.

DO NOT turn on Ceiling fans or light fixtures is ceiling is wet. Avoid standing beneath sagging ceilings.

It is always best to rely on the professionals at SERVPRO of Virginia Beach.  It is always best to  call us directly at 757-431-1400

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