Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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The first 72 hours are crucial after a water loss. SERVPRO of Chillicothe/Cameron/Richmond is here to help you navigate those first moments after a loss occurs. It is important to call a local expert to inspect the damage and not allow the water to sit without being extracted. Extraction of the water is very important to begin the drying process. SERVPRO of Chillicothe/Cameron/Richmond has the necessary tools to get your home dried out and ready for put back after a loss occurs. For further questions regarding our specialty equipment or the IICRC standard that SERVPRO adheres to reach out today!

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What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.