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Water Damage Safety Is Important In Glenwood!

10/25/2016 (Permalink)

Whether you have water damage at your residential or commercial property, it is important to stay calm and focus on safety.

Water Damage Safety

Work with us to help take the stress out of your restoration process by keeping our 'Water Damage Emergency Tips' list close at hand! We can assist you in arming yourself with information that teaches you what you should or should not do during an emergency situation!

Whether you have water damage at your home or in a commercial property that you own in Glenwood, it is important to stay calm and focus your thoughts on your safety and the safety of others with access to your property. After any damage occurs, you should have it assessed properly by our professionally trained technicians. Our stress-free claims process at SERVPRO can help manage any insurance paperwork that is required and will assist you with getting through the process as easily as possible.

While you're waiting for our SERVPRO technicians, make sure that you know what to do to keep yourself safe. If you aren't sure whether the property is safe to be around, clear everyone out of the immediate area and wait for the proper assistance to arrive.

It is unsafe if there are any possible electrical hazards, this includes lamps, radios, clocks or any appliances placed on top of furniture items. Avoid performing any activity that has a chance to cause you to slip or fall. Remember to be careful and avoid lifting any materials saturated with water, because these items can weigh a lot more than they normally would!

Once you have determined that it is safe to enter, you can begin to remove any excess water on floors by blotting the area with a mop. Any upholstery or cushions should be withdrawn and propped up in a safe, dry location. Remove any colored rugs from wet carpeting to avoid bleeding colors. Move your paintings or tapestries to a safe, dry place. Gather up any loose items you find on the floors. Don't leave any wet fabrics lying around.

Remove all books, magazines or colored paper products from wet carpet or flooring. Never use your household vacuum to remove excess water, or you'll end up causing an electrical hazard. Do not attempt to use your television or other home appliances until they have had enough time to dry properly. Avoid turning on any ceiling fans or fixtures especially if there is a presence of water on or near them and make sure you stay out of any rooms that appear to have a saggy ceiling.

Using these expert emergency tips available at SERVPRO will help you plan ahead and avoid injuries while limiting the damage and restoration costs required to return your property to its previous condition. Place a call to our SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher office for your water damage emergency. We're ready to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week! - (708) 672-0077.

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