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Emergency Water Damage Tips

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

For starters, shut off the water source, if possible or contact a qualified professional to stop the water source. Then, turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock. Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.  Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.  Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.  Do not enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards. Do not use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water.  This could cause electrical shock or damage to the device.  Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water. And make sure to call the water damage mitigation professionals at SERVPRO of High Point!

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