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Water Damage - What to do?

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water you going to do?

If your home in  Rossville, Lafayette, Chickamauga, Trenton or surrounding areas has water from a clean source such as water supply lines, sink overflows, tub overflows, or appliance malfunctions, here are some things to do before SERVPRO of Chattooga, Dade, and West Walker Counties arrives.

-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

If you have experienced water damage call SERVPRO of Chattooga, Dade, and West Walker Counties today at 706-866-5646

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