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Limit Water Damage in Andover with These Steps

10/20/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage Limit Water Damage in Andover with These Steps Control Potential Water Damage ASAP

SERVPRO Is on Standby to Limit Water Damage to your Andover Home

Water damage in your Andover home can take place for several reasons. In addition to experiencing excess water due to natural disasters like floods and fire, property owners often find that a leaky pipe or a sewage issue is the culprit. In many cases, homeowners grow distraught and financially strained once their properties are impacted by water damage. However, knowing what to do when the situation arises can help keep you calm, minimize water damage, and moving forward toward a solution. Here are three simple strategies to implement after water damage has affected you home in Andover.

1. Shut Off The Source of the Water

Bear in mind, safety is always first. If possible investigate and find the source of the water intrusion. The most important action you can initiate is to stop the flow of water, either from the localized area of the flooding or the main shut off valve. This main valve is usually located outside of the house. Rapid response is the key to this step because the faster you turn off the main water valve, the faster you can stop the unwanted water flow. Try to limit the water damage.

2. Turn Your Utilities Off If Safe

Remember, safety first. If you had a strong flow of water within your house, and you cannot safely walk on the floor due to floating debris, or lack of visibility do not enter. The danger of electrocution is very real. In the case of a burst pipe or leak that is not overwhelming, proceed slowly and safely. Try to turn off your main circuit breaker in the electrical control panel if accessible. Now you can safely disconnect any appliances in pooling water. The importance of stemming the flow of water is obvious, yet by doing so, you may salvage more personal items and appliances.

3. Call A Water Damage Restoration Company.

The above drama is prudent behaviour for large volumes of water flow. If a simple mop and bucket along with running a fan will remedy a minimal water leak, then you saved property, inconvenience and money. If not, then the final step you should take when you experience water damage in your Andover home is to call SERVPRO. We possess the training, experience, and industrial grade equipment to quickly extract the water from your home. Then we can remove moisture and salvageable furnishings for cleaning. We have IICRC certified training in all aspects of cleaning--spray and wipe, foam cleaning, and abrasive cleaning just to name a few. Then we can remove odor and deodorize using special air scrubbers and fogging equipment. Additionally, we can, upon their approval, work in tandem with your insurance company or adjuster to expedite the entire process, saving you time and money. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in Andover too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County is close by to Blaine and Fridley and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. Call us for help. (763) 712-9712

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