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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

6/12/2017 (Permalink)

Storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment.  When a storm hits your home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise.  SERVPRO of Lawrence/Ottawa can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

SERVPRO is faster to any disaster.  We're dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies.  A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.  As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience.  We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.

What you can do until help arrives:

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first.

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy.  Be careful!

What to do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT to do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place.  Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Do you have a water emergency?  Call us today at 785-690-7373.