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Water Damage Do’s & Don’ts

Water Damage Do’s & Don’ts

DO’S

  • Water Damage Do’s & Don’tsCall a professional.  Damage from water and bacteria growth can begin within hours.
  • Remove as much water as possible through mopping or blotting
  • Remove oriental or area rugs from wall to wall carpeting
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery for even drying and place aluminum foil under furniture legs
  • Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry area
  • Open luggage and place in a dry area
  • Open drawers, closet and cabinet doors to enhance drying
  • Turn off air conditioning or other HVAC systems
DO CALL SERVICEMASTER FIRE AND WATER RESTORATION.
WE HAVE FULLY TRAINED STAFF ON CALL 24/7/365
303-791-6000 or 719-266-3757

DON’TS

    • Do not enter a room with standing water unless the electricity has been turned off
    • Do not use your household vacuum to extract water
    • Do not lift tacked down carpet without professional help
    • Do not use TV or other household appliances while standing on we surfaces
    • Do not leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet
    • Do not leave wet textiles in place. Clean and dry as soon as possible
    • Do not remove books from shelves. Instead, pack them tightly together to prevent warping of pages until a
      restoration professional can begin specialized drying
    • Do not open doors or windows because the moisture from the outdoors can speed up mold growth
 DON’T CALL ANYONE BUT SERVICEMASTER FIRE AND WATER RESTORATION.
WE HAVE FULLY TRAINED STAFF ON CALL 24/7/365
303-791-6000 or 719-266-3757
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