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Safety Tips That Can Save Your Water Damaged Home In Arlington

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Safety Tips That Can Save Your Water Damaged Home In Arlington Be sure to prioritize your safety!

What Do I Do When My Home In Arlington Has Sustained Water Damage?

Whether the water damage to your Arlington home came from a faucet or appliance within your home or inclement weather outside of it, the first steps you should take to deal with the issue should mostly be the same. Although the actual restoration process SERVPRO starts can vary widely depending on the type and extent of damage your home has sustained, these first few countermeasures should give you a significant advantage heading into the coming battle against damage. Also, be sure to prioritize your safety above all else: if you feel that your safety could be put at risk by any of these steps, hold off on it until later.

Call For Help
Your first response to water damage in your Arlington home should be to call a qualified damage restoration company like SERVPRO. We keep crews ready and available on a 24/7 basis to rapidly respond to any disaster you might encounter because the faster we can arrive at the scene, the more damage we can prevent and the more money we can save for everyone involved. As soon as you get off the phone with us, your second phone call should be to your insurance company to tell them what has happened and inform them that certified damage mitigation specialists are already on their way.

Separate Everything
One of the ways to start the drying process early is to separate as many things as you can. Remove objects from wet flooring and cushions or sheets from beds and sofas. Keeping objects separate allows more of their surface area to dissipate moisture and removes the threat of color bleed that may otherwise permanently stain most materials.

Use The Climate To Your Advantage
If the air outside isn't very humid, you may want to open up windows and doors to allow moisture in the home to evaporate quicker. Alternatively, when it is warm outside, turning on your air conditioning can improve air circulation in the home and start drying out the entire area.

SERVPRO of Arlington has the personnel and equipment necessary to handle water damage disasters of any scale. Call us at (904) 721-2230.

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