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Southern Maryland Emergency Water Damage Tips

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

Here in Southern Maryland we have experienced many weather-related events that have caused water damages for many over the last few years. One thing SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill wants our community to know is what to do when you have a water damage. The first 24 hours of a water damage is critical in reducing the damage to your home or business. Here are some tips to help you if you experience a water damage…

  • Shut off the water source if possible.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet
  • Move any valuable items to a dry place
  • Do not enter affected areas if electrical outlets are exposed to water
  • Do not use vacuum to remove water
  • Do not use ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet

If you have experienced a water damage and need a professional to walk you through call us today @ 301.753.8313.

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