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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Important Dos and Don'ts

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tips

(for clean water only)

  • If possible, shut off water source
  • Remove excess water by mopping
  • Do Not use a regular vacuum to remove water
  • Keep out of areas with safety concerns (Sagging ceilings, etc.)

Fire Damage Tips

  • Keep hands clean
  • Limit movement to avoid further damage
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator
  • Do Not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting a SERVPRO Professional 

Defending against Mold Growth

(Prompt Mitigation is vital to avoid mold growth which can be visible in as little as 24 to 48 hours under certain conditions)

  • Keep the humidity between 30 to 60 percent
  • Provide for proper drainage away from building foundations
  • Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks
  • Keep gutters and drains clear of debris
  • Inspect the roof, windows, and other areas where water might enter the building, and perform necessary maintenance
  • Respond to all water intrusions immediately

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