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Emergency Water Damage Tips

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Emergency Water Damage Tips Don't stress over a water damage in your home call SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County and let the trained professional take care of you
  • Shut off water source if possible or contact a qualified professional to stop the water source
  • Turn off the circuit breakers in the affected areas of the building when access to the electrical panel is safe from electrical shock
  • Remove as much of the standing water by mopping, blotting, or if available you can use a shop-vac
  • Place aluminum foil, wood blocks, or even Tupperware under the furniture legs to prevent water from damaging the legs
  • Remove all painting, pictures, art, computers, documents and other sensitive objects from the affected area
  • Don't enter the affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment that are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards
  • Don't use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, this could cause electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet
  • Don't enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water

For more information on recovering from a water damage, contact SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County at (281) 542-5326 today

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