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The Do’s and Don’ts of Water Damage Restoration in Appleton, Wisconsin

July 8th, 2015 · No Comments

There are a lot of things we like to see in our homes, including children playing, home cooked meals, and smiles. What we don’t like to see in our homes is water from flooding. Whether caused by rain, burst pipes, or faulty appliances, ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services of Appleton, Wisconsin is here to help with all of your water damage restoration needs. We will leave your home and belongings dry and ready for smiles, laughter, and the things you like. When home flooding occurs, there are a few things you should do—and a few things you shouldn’t.

DO be careful with electricity

Sometimes, turning off the electricity is the first instinct when an Appleton homeowner sees water or flooding in their home. When water is combined with electricity, it can be bad news for anyone touching the water. Because of that danger, ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services knows it’s best to have a skilled electrician survey the affected areas before venturing to turn off the switch.

DO NOT wade through water unnecessarily

Not only could you slip and fall when wading through floodwaters, there could be debris floating through the water that might be sharp or heavy. Keeping out of affected areas is the best way to prevent any injury relating to standing water. Leave the water damage cleanup to experts like ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services of Appleton, WI.

DO beware of contamination

Floodwater can bring dangerous and unwanted viruses, bacteria, and germs into your home. Be aware and careful by washing hands frequently and sanitizing surfaces like countertops and cupboards, especially where food is to be stored. As part of the water damage restoration process, ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services cleans and deodorizes your carpet, upholstery, and other affected furnishings, leaving your Appleton home free of contamination and welcome for living again.

DO NOT throw away carpet and flooring (right away)

ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services may be able to restore your carpet and home flooring after a flood as part of the water damage restoration process. Rather than toss all of your carpet and flooring materials only to replace them, check and see if SRSS can save you time and money by restoring your items.

DO stay out of rooms with sagging ceilings

Home ceilings can absorb floodwater like a sponge, making for a dangerous situation. If you see the ceiling of any room sagging or puffy from water, stay out of those rooms and call ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services. SRSS will inspect your entire home for structural damage to completely restore your home after a flood.

DO NOT assume your carpets are dry

After a home flood, carpets can feel dry to the touch, but underneath there could be water in your sub-floor. This can lead to mold and mildew, neither of which are welcome in your home. Let ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services of Appleton inspect your carpet and flooring. We will either restore it or advise you to replace it to ensure that your entire home is taken care of during the flood restoration process.
DO call ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services

Call ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services today for all of your Appleton area water damage restoration needs, and know that your home and belongings are in good hands.

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