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Water Mitigation Begins with You in Pottsville

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

safety first sign against blue sky Water damage brings hazards. SERVPRO can safely remove the moisture from your home.

What Water Mitigation Steps to Take in Pottsville Until SERVPRO Arrives

After any emergency in your Pottsville home, your first order of business is to ensure all people and pets are safe. If you have flooding in your basement or a burst pipe, how you act in the initial moments after the event begins are crucial to your results. You are already ahead of the game by taking the first steps until SERVPRO arrives for water mitigation and removal services. Once we arrive, we can take it from there and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Can I begin cleanup on my own?

In many situations, yes. If the water emergency falls into category 1 or 2 events with little or no contamination, you might be able to mitigate some of the damage until our Green Fleet is at your door. Safety is vital with any water mitigation situation in Pottsville. Until we arrive, these are some steps you may be able to handle on your own:

  • If possible, stop the water source.When you have a burst pipe, turn off the water to that part of the house.
  • Ensure electricity is off to the water emergency zone.Turn off the breaker to eliminate risks if any area of your home is wet and electrical outlets are nearby.
  • Carefully pick up standing water.If you had a dishwasher, washing machine, or tub that caused the water emergency, try blogging or mopping any pooled water.

Once SERVPRO arrives, our crew chief carefully assesses the situation to determine the best course of action and equipment for the job. Our water mitigation begins by following the path of moisture to eliminate all hidden pockets that could bring mold growth or secondary damage. We begin water extraction and set up drying and dehumidification equipment to reach our drying goals. If necessary, unsalvageable materials get pulled up and replaced with all-new materials like carpeting, carpet padding, drywall, etc.

No job is too much for our crew at SERVPRO of Pottsville to handle. When you require prompt, reliable water mitigation and restoration, contact us by calling (570) 622-8991 or requesting help online. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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