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Water Damage Emergency Tips for Your South Haven Home

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded basement with 6 inches deep of water. First call SERVPRO of Allegan/Barry/Van Buren Counties, then follow these water damage tips.

Pipe spraying out water, basement flooding, dishwasher overflowing? If you find yourself in one of these situations follow these tips after calling SERVPRO of Allegan/Barry/Van Buren Counties:

  • Shut off the water source if possible. 
  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.
  • Hang furs and leather goods separately at room temperature. 
  • Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting. 
  • Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water. 
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water. 
  • Do not leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpeting. 

Follow these tips will help minimize or other damage to your South Haven home until help arrives. 

Have you experienced water damage? Call SERVPRO of Allegan/Barry/Van Buren Counties, 269-686-0664. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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