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What to do until help arrives

11/11/2016 (Permalink)

      Having any loss to your home such as water damage or soot residue is always a stressful experience that no one wants to have happen to their home. But if you home receives a loss, here are some useful tips on what to do and what not to do until help arrives.

Water damage from contaminated water 

  • What you should do
    • Avoid contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage
    • Wash you hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items
  • What not to do
    • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet area's
    • Use household fans to dry affected area

Vandalism damage

  • What you should do
    • Wash or hose off egg damage as soon as possible
    • Save bins or containers that contain and reveal ingredients of paint and ink
  • What not to do
    • Attempt to remove ink or paint stains as it could cause smearing.
    • Operate damaged appliances

Harmful wastes such as sewage or bloodborne pathogens

  • What you should do
    • Stay out of affected areas
    • Call emergency services if situation is still life threatening
  • What no to do
    • Attempt to clean the sewage or pathogens
    • Handle contaminated body fluids or pathogenic material

Do not wait until it's too late, call SERVPRO of Bear Creek

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