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Water Damage: Before We Arrive

Mammoth Restoration Pennsylvania Water Damage

Water Damage: Before We Arrive:

You’ve called us and help is on the way, but water in your home or business presents safety concerns for you, your family, customers and employees.  Electricity and water are not a good combination and you should first determine if the area is safe to be in.  Below is a list of a few things you can do as well as avoid in order to minimize the damage and safety risk to you and your property in the event of a flood.

What To Do After Experiencing a Flood:

  • Turn your water off.  Locate the main shutoff valve and turn it clockwise.
  • Be sure to turn the breakers off to any areas affected by water.
  • Get rid of as much standing water as possible.
  • Move furniture, carpets, and other belongings off of any wet floors while removing excess water from any items.
  • Remove papers, books and fabrics that can easily absorb moisture and be damaged.
  • Avoid rooms where ceilings may be sagging as they are at risk of collapsing.


What to Avoid after Experiencing a Flood:

  • Never use a home vacuum in an attempt to remove water
  • Minimize tracking water into unaffected areas.
  • Avoid all electrical outlets, plugs and appliances.  Areas that don’t look damaged may still be a risk.