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What To Do Until Help Arrives

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Decatur, we know that water damage is a huge disruption to your life. Rest assured, that when you call the professionals at SERVPRO of Decatur, we will be on scene as soon as possible to help make it "Like it never even happened."

These are some steps you should take until help arrives

What to do after flooding

  • Remove excess water my mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop contents
  • Remove and prop up wet cushions and upholstery
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpet
  • Remove picture frames and other art objects to a dry room
  • Gather items off the floor

What NOT to do after flooding

  • Do not turn ceiling lights or fans if the ceiling is wet
  • Do not enter rooms if the ceilings are sagging
  • Do not use your personal vacuum to extract water
  • Do not leave books and other reading materials on wet floors

**Please do not attempt these steps if the situation is potentially dangerous.

If you need help, contact a professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Decatur. WE have highly trained managers and technicians ready to help- 404-378-9998.  

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