Here are some helpful tips in case you are experiencing an emergency right now..
WATER DAMAGE TIPS
Water damage and bacteria growth can begin within hours after you experience a loss. To increase your chances of a complete recovery, call ServiceMaster Clean as soon as possible. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to ensure a more successful restoration.
What to do:
Water damage and bacteria growth can begin within hours. Call ServiceMaster- CleanCare at (925)960-1377 immediately.
Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
Remove wet area rugs or other removable floor coverings. Do not attempt to start removing wall-to-wall carpet.
Lift draperies off the floor, loop through a coat hanger and place the hanger on the drapery rod.
Wipe furniture, prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place aluminum foil under furniture legs.
Move photos, paintings and art objects to a safe, dry location.
Do not remove books from shelves. Rather, pack them tightly to prevent warping of pages until a restoration professional can begin this specialized drying.
Open drawers, closet and cabinet doors to enhance drying.
What not to do:
Do not enter a room with standing water until electricity has been turned off.
Do not use a regular household vacuum to remove water.
Do not lift tacked-down carpet without professional help.
Do not use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or flooring.