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What To Do When Water Damage Occurs


You arrive home from work to find your home flooded from a broken pipe. You wake up to find that the water line to your washing machine has separated. Your living room looks like a swimming pool. Your brand new carpet and sofa are ruined, right? Maybe not!

There are many ways to treat water-damaged carpet, upholstery and hard flooring. But what can you do while waiting for help to arrive?

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recommends that you take the following steps while waiting for an IICRC-certified professional.

Stop the source of water flow.

Stay away from contaminated water or electrical hazards.

Move furnishings out of wet areas, or protect legs from moisture absorption with triple-folded aluminum foil.   Pin up draperies and any other upholstery accessories that could get wet.

The IICRC recommends that you do not attempt to treat water damage yourself. To preserve the appearance and life of your carpet and furniture, hire a certified firm. You can be confident that an experienced, qualified professional is restoring your valuable furnishings.

Call TCM Restoration & Cleaning 562-7410 or 373-7410

July 14, 2010 - Posted by | water damage | , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Having a home flooded is also a devastating experience. A flood in the basement or first level can cause cracks in the foundations of the house, mold because of the shape and can ruin all the belongings. Damage due to water or fire is often very difficult to restore or repair.

    Comment by new jersey water restoration | February 11, 2011 | Reply

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