Tips For Water Damage

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When you experience a water disaster, two of the biggest concerns are water damage and mold.

Call ServiceMaster All Care Restoration as soon as possible after a water disaster to help ensure a faster recovery and more successful restoration. In the meantime, here are some tips:

What to do:

  • Call ServiceMaster All Care Restoration immediately. If not properly taken care of, water damage and bacteria growth can begin in a relatively short period of time.
  • Turn off the water to the source of the loss.
  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Remove wet area rugs or other removable floor coverings. Do not attempt to start removing wall-to-wall carpet.
  • 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 or elevate furniture from water exposure.
  • Move photos, paintings and art objects to a safe, dry location.
  • Do not remove books from shelves. Rather, pack them tightly to prevent warping of pages until a restoration professional can begin specialized drying.
  • Open drawers, closet 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.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and stay out of rooms where ceilings are wet and/or sagging.

For water damage cleanup, Tucson relies on ServiceMaster All Care Restoration. We offer 24 hour emergency water damage restoration. Call 520-495-0036 for immediate response.