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SERVPRO Suggest Measures You Can Take to Mitigate the Initial Flooding Damage to Your Grand Junction Home

5/2/2019 (Permalink)

Here Comes SERVPRO! Right on Time to Mitigate Storm Problems in Grand Junction

Get a Head Start on Flood Damage Recovery in Grand Junction

One of the most impactful ways you can help your home recover from flood damage is to contact a certified damage mitigation company like SERVPRO immediately after the accident to implement damage-preventing measures sooner and reduce total costs in the long run. Before we arrive, however, there are a few things you can do that save us time and can make the damage restoration process faster and less expensive. Try and complete some of these tasks before our technicians arrive to ensure optimal recovery from disaster.

Separate Furniture Items
Many of the most severe effects of flood damage in Grand Junction homes on furniture can be avoided by acting fast to separate materials from one another. While it may not be possible to prevent all moisture from reaching your furnishings, damage from color bleed and additional soaking can be prevented by placing barriers such as aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and the floor. Then, you can take things a step further by displacing cushions, sheets, and other removable elements and leaving them to dry separately.

Pick Up Scattered Objects
Objects left on flood-damaged floors can sustain additional damage if they remain in place. Picking these objects up and placing them somewhere dry can mean the difference between restoration and replacement for many types of belongings. Even water-resistant or inexpensive belongings should be picked up to reduce risks of falling and stumbling in a potentially dangerous flood-damaged area. But, always safety first.

Mop Up and Turn On A/C
SERVPRO technicians use advanced drying technologies to remove water from your home as fast as possible, but by starting the drying process early, you can prevent some of the most severe consequences of flood damage from happening. Mop up whatever moisture you can and activate the air conditioning in your home during the summer months to start removing moisture before we even get the chance to arrive at your home.

SERVPRO of Grand Junction stays ready on a 24/7 basis to help you recover from the effects of flood damage in your home. Call us at (970) 241-8181 for our emergency services.

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