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Things to do for Water Damage until Help Arrives in Otay Mesa/San Ysidro

1/1/2020 (Permalink)

standing water in living room If water damage strikes your home or office, know who to call and what to do.

If your home or business in Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has water damage, you can do some things before help arrives.

Make sure that the building or home is safe.

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro Wants You to Remember:

  • Waterlogged materials are very heavy
  • Wet surfaces are slippery
  • Make sure electrical power is off before you handle devices
  • Make sure you are standing on a dry area before you turn on the electric power

SERVPRO of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro suggests that you:

  • Remove excess water with mops and/or towels
  • Wipe water from wood furniture or other items
  • Remove wet cushions. Prop them upright to dry
  • Hang up rugs to dry
  • Place foil or blocks between furniture and wet carpeting
  • Turn on dehumidifiers or air-conditioning if it is safe
  • Move colored items from wet carpeting
  • Move artwork to a safe, dry place
  • Move loose items from the floor or counters
  • Start drying items ASAP
  • Remember that mold starts growing within 24 hours
  • Stay away from rooms that have sagging ceilings

Links:

www.fema.gov

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