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Water damage cleanup tips

Do you know what you would do if your home or business in Mansfield sustains water damage? Knowing what to do, what hazards you should be aware of, and who to call for water damage cleanup can help you prevent additional damage to your property and your belongings.

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Water damage cleanup tips

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  1. Do not enter the damaged area without conducting a safety assessment. • Depending on the extent of the damage, it may not be safe for you to • enter the building. • Water damage can weaken the structural integrity of the building. • If the ceilings are sagging, do not enter the building. • Be sure the electricity in the building has been shut off. Submerged • electrical appliances and electronics can cause serious electrical shock.

  2. If it is safe for you to do so, use a wet-dry vacuum to remove standing water, or use towels to soak up smaller pools of water on furniture, counters, and other surfaces. If the area is flooded with more than a foot or two of water, wait for a professional water damage remediation team to arrive. 

  3. Remove area rugs from the room and spread them outside to dry. Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs to prevent carpet stains. When wood furniture is exposed to excessive moisture, the stain can transfer to the carpet leaving permanent marks. Remove smaller items such as books, toys, chairs, and other miscellaneous objects from the area.

  4. Call For Water Damage Cleaning to fix any missing or broken parts before you actually clean the yourself.

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