ServiceMaster

Recovery Services
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Water Emergency Tips

Water damage requires fast action. ServiceMaster Recovery Services is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to contain commercial and residential emergency water damage. We are also capable of full clean-up and restoration after the emergency, as well. We will respond quickly when you call. In the interim, there are ways to minimize water damage yourself:

What to do:

  • Damage from water and bacteria growth can begin within hours. Call for professional help. Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings.
  • Lift draperies off the floor, loop through a coat hanger and place the hanger on the drapery rod.
  • Wipe furniture, prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place aluminum foil under furniture legs.
  • Move photos, paintings and art objects to a safe, dry location.
  • Do not remove books from shelves. Rather pack them tightly to prevent page warping until a restoration professional can begin this specialized drying.
  • Open drawers, closets and cabinet doors to enhance drying.

What not to do:

  • Do not enter a room with standing water until electricity has been turned off.
  • Do not use a regular household vacuum to remove water.
  • Do not lift tacked-down carpet without professional help.
  • Do not use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or flooring.
  • Do not disturb visible mold.