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What To Do Until Help Arrives

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Despite your best efforts to learn and implement precautions to prevent a water damage, it is often out of your control.  At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we often talk about preparedness tips to prevent or minimize the impacts of a water loss situation.  But we also want you to understand the best ways to reduce the impacts after the damage has occurred. Before doing anything you need to make sure that the home is safe to enter.  After a catastrophic flood event there may be electrical hazards, structural safety issues and contaminated water present. However, after a water loss due to burst pipes, leaking water lines or other household causes, your first step would be to locate and stop the source of the loss. Wipe wood, furniture or other belongings to remove excess water.  If possible, place styrofoam or wooden blocks underneath furniture to prevent it from sitting in standing water. Relocated smaller contents to an unaffected area of the house. Move any rugs or floor coverings as well. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we guarantee that a technician will be on-site beginning work within 3 hours. Until help arrives, utilizing these tips could help you minimize costs and save contents after a water loss.  

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