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Water Damage Tips and Tricks

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Richmond and SERVPRO of Henrico would like to share some tips of what you can do if you experience a water damage and are waiting for the professionals to show up and restore your home back to normal.

  • Shut off the water source if applicable
  • Remove excess water by mopping and laying down towels
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs to help lessen water damage
  • Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • DO NOT use a regular vacuum to remove water.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
  • Do not leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpeting.

Please call SERVPRO of Richmond and SERVPRO of Henrico at 804.740.6151 to handle the water damage and mitigation process.

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