TCM Restoration & Cleaning Blog

4 Immediate Steps in a Water Emergency

When water damage occurs, even a few hours can make the difference in saving expensive carpets and furniture.  If you are ever in an emergency situation with water running everywhere here are some steps you should take to minimize your losses.

1. AVOID HAZARDS!  Be extremely careful of the deadly combination of water and electricity.  Also, be cautious of slippery wet carpets and floors.  Stay away from Raw Sewage backups, which contain nasty bacteria and can be harmful to your health.

2. STOP THE SOURCE If you haven’t located the source of the water, call us immediately and we will guide you through this (it is very critical to know what to do.)  373-7410 in Wasilla or 562-7410 in Anchorage.

3. TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION! Call TCM Restoration 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You will always be answered by friendly staff.  No answering machines here!  Our dispatchers will have a water damage expert contact you immediately.  Call us now!  After you call us, were on our way.

4. REMOVE FURNITURE!  Wood furniture will cause stains which cannot be removed.  Rust stains from metal are difficult to remove and may be permanent.  95% of water damage jobs are restorable, and the 5% which aren’t restored, most are caused by not doing this.  So either move furniture that’s even near water or place something under the legs.

If you are ever in the unfortunate predictament of having water damage in your home TCM Restoration can expertly dry and restore your home & belongings for you.  We have expert trained restoration teams ready to go 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you in a water emergency.

November 14, 2008 - Posted by | Anchorage, Wasilla, water damage | , , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Great Tips! Things that everyone should know in the event of a flood. I love this blog! Every post is a good one!

    Comment by Chris | December 4, 2008 | Reply

  2. I put in the wrong url. Sorry here is the right one. Peace Catmandon. http://catmandon.blogspot.com/

    Comment by Don Jones | January 13, 2009 | Reply

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