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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Flooding in your Gloucester County Home

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

If you have ever dealt with flood damage, or have needed water removed from your basement, then you know the mess that water damage can leave in your home and the damage it can cause. What you do during the first 48 hours after a flood or water damage is critical to minimizing the damage.  Listed below are some great tips to help your home before the water restoration experts at SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/ Bellmawr.

What you can do until help arrives

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

  • 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 colored 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.

SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr provides 24-Hour Emergency Service in any weather conditions!

Do you need basement flooding repair? Water Extraction and Water Removal from your home or business? SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim Bellmawr provides flood damage cleanup and water damage repair.  Call Us Today at (856) 349-7318.

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