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How to Properly Handle a Storm Event

5/23/2023 (Permalink)

Storm and flood damage calls for specialized tools and restoration procedures.

You require a business with knowledge and skill in storm damage when one strikes your home. When there is flooding or a storm, SERVPRO of Fredericksburg can react quickly.

 SERVPRO responds to emergencies quickly. When there is a water or storm damage emergency, we are committed to acting quickly. Rapid action decreases cost, limits further damage, and lessens the severity of the injury. We have extensive training, subject matter knowledge, and practical experience as leaders in the storm and flood damage sector. We employ our expertise and skills to swiftly dry out your home and get it back to how it was before the storm.

Your top priority following any water damage incident should be safety:

  • Is staying in the house safe?
  • Some of the most common worries include electrical and "slip and fall" hazards.
  • Do only things that are safe for you to do.
  • Materials that are wet might weigh A LOT. Be cautious!

How to Respond to Flooding

  • Mop and wipe extra water to remove it.
  • Immediately after removing lamps and tabletop objects, wipe excess water from wood furniture.
  • Remove and support wet cushions and upholstery.
  • Put wood blocks or aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet carpet.
  • For the best drying during the summer, turn on the air conditioner.
  • From moist flooring, remove colorful rugs.
  • Put art supplies in a secure, dry location.
  • Pick up any stray things on the floor.
  • Keep damp fabrics away from furniture. Hang leather and fur items.

Keep in Mind:

  • A damp carpet or floor should never be left with books, magazines, or other colored goods.
  • Do not remove water with your household vacuum.
  • Don't use the TV or any other equipment.
  • Avoid rooms with sagging ceilings and avoid turning on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is damp.

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