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Water Damage Tips

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.

-Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.

-Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.

-Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting

-Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.

-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 use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, as this could cause electrical shock or damage to vacuum cleaner.

- Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

If you need help with water damage don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Petaluma/ Rohnert at (707)588-8226

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