The Do's and Don'ts of Water Damage
Do you know the do's and don'ts if you discover what damage is in your home or business?
Here are some tips on what to do if you have a water intrusion
Do: Find the source and shut it off, if possible
Do: Contact plumber or qualified personnel to fix the intrusion source
Do: Shut off circuit breakers to affected areas
Do: Get as much standing water as possible using a shop vac, towels, mops, etc.
Do: Remove furniture and electrical items such as lamps, computers, and TVs
Do: If unable to move furniture, place wood blocks under legs to prevent staining on the carpet
Do: Place a dehumidifier, if possible, to begin to dry out the area
Do: Call SERVPRO and utilize trained water damage technicians to assist you.
Don't: Enter affected rooms with standing water if electrical shock hazards exist.
Don't: Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
Don't: Leave books, newspapers, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining
Don't: Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
Don't: Use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially on wet concrete floors.
Don't: Turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
Call on SERVPRO of SW Waukesha County (262) 542-0900 or SERVPRO of Jefferson County/Oconomowoc (920) 674-3002 for all your water damage needs. Speak with certified water restoration technicians who can help you.