Water Damage and Your Safety
There are many choices of professionals who remedy water damage in the Bainbridge, Chagrin Falls, Novelty, Russell, and Chardon Oh area. Here are a few tips to help find the right company to help. • 24/7 availability, time matters when water destruction occurs so constant availability is important. • Highly trained professionals who understand the facets of air movement, drying, and water cleanup. Certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) provides the peace of mind that the restoration company will provide quality work from knowledgeable technicians. Whether it is water in the home or water in the business, having a technician who is skilled in mitigation is important; this is no time for amateurs to try their skills. • A restoration company which is licensed, insured, and bonded for the protection of the client and the restoration professional.
Once the water restoration professionals are on the way, there are still things the home or business owner can do to start the water cleanup process. Before considering doing any tasks, be sure the home or business is safe. When thinking about safety, ask yourself if there are electrical hazards or any possibility of slipping and falling. Also, use caution when lifting wet materials; they are quite heavy and often difficult to move.
After determining the safety of the home or business, here are a few things which will help facilitate mitigation. • Mop and/or blot excess water • Remove loose items from the floor • Remove art objects or other irreplaceable items • Place wood blocks or aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet carpet • Prop up wet upholstery and furniture cushions • Remove rugs from wet carpeting • Turn on the air conditioner to help with air movement and drying There are also several things not to do after a home or business sustains damage from water. • Do not leave wet fabrics in place • Do not use a household vacuum to try and remove water; attempting this is extremely dangerous and even potentially fatal. • Do not use household appliances • Do not use televisions • Do not enter areas with sagging ceilings • Do not turn on ceiling fans or ceiling light fixtures if the ceiling appears to be wet.
The bottom line: water damage can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It is worth making a call to SERVPRO of Geauga County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.
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