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Clean Water Loss: Before Help Arrives

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

Many homeowners will ask what they can do before we arrive. The following tips can be done and are very important in reducing your overall damage. If your water damage was the result of clean water source malfunction, follow the tips below.

  • Shut off the source of the water.

  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building if the access panel is safe from electrical shock.

  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting

  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items

  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying

  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting

  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.

  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors

  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors

Contact SERVPRO of Hattiesburg

By following these tips, you will reduce the damage that may not be easily restorable such as damage to expensive rugs that could bleed onto carpet or artwork. The team of professionals at SERVPRO of Hattiesburg will arrive to assess your salvageable property and restore your home to preloss condition. If you have a water damage, contact SERVPRO of Hattiesburg 24/7/365: 601-544-0512.

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