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What to do until SERVPRO arrives!

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to do until SERVPRO arrives! SERVPRO provides 24/7 emergency services in the Greater Toronto Area with 1 hour response time.

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (416) 236-0660

If you have a water damage from a clean source such as potable water supply lines, sink overflows, tub overflows, or appliance malfunctions, here are some things to do before SERVPRO arrives:

  • Try to safely shut off the source of the water.

  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building if the access panel is safe from electrical shock.

  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

  • Remove excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.

  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions to help with drying.

  • Depending on the weather outside you can open windows to allow the humid air to leave the space.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.

  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.

  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.

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