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What to do after a Flood

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded street with trees lining the street and a yellow curve sign in the background. For help with Flooding, call SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview at (773) 935-6750.

Water Emergencies can happen quickly and can be devastating to your home or business.  SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview can arrive fast to help you.

Here are a few tips until help arrives:

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 carpeting.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Have Water of Flood Damage?  Call SERVPRO of Gold Coast / Lincoln Park / Lakeview - (773) 935-6750.

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