If you are having damage caused by water from broken pipes, ground water forcing its way into your basement, condensation lines, severe weather, and more then your first step in cleaning the water up should be to call ServiceMaster Clean. ServiceMaster Clean has been serving the residents of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties in NJ and Philadelphia County in PA.
Our trained and certified technicians are put through background tests and always come to your house in uniform, with a ServiceMaster yellow van, and are always professional and polite. We have all the latest in technologies and methods to ensure that you will not have mold growth in the areas damaged by water.
If you are currently going through a water damage, the following are some helpful Do’s and Dont’s to help you while you wait for our technicians to arrive.
What to do:
- Damage from water and bacteria can begin within hours. Call for professional help.
- Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
- Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings not permanently attached. Do not attempt to start removing your wall-to-wall carpet.
- Lift draperies off the floor, loop through coat hanger and place the hanger on the drapery rod.
- Wipe furniture, prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place aluminum foil under furniture legs.
- Move photos, paintings and art objects to a safe, dry location.
- Do not remove books from shelves. Rather pack them tightly to prevent warping of pages until a restoration professional can begin this specialized drying.
- Open drawers, closet and cabinet doors to enhance drying.
What not to do:
- Do not enter a room with standing water until electricity has been turned off.
- Do not use a regular household vacuum to remove water.
- Do not lift tacked-down carpet without professional help.
- Do not use electrical appliances while on wet flooring.
- Do not disturb visible mold.
The most important thing to note is that if you are having a water damage call ServiceMaster Clean immediately 856-751-1577.