What You can do if Spring Flood Damage is a Challenge in Johnson
SERVPRO Technicians can Offer Options for Items That You May Have Assumed Could Not be Restored
A year ago flooding was in the news for Johnson and other areas of northwest Arkansas in late April and early May. If Mother Nature hits our area again with heavy rain, chances are good you may need to act fast if the water starts to mount up. We have some tips for you to implement while you wait for our crews to arrive at your property.
Before you enter any area of your Johnson home affected by flood damage, be sure to take safety precautions. The wet floors and other surfaces pose slip and fall risks, and if any electrically powered appliances, lights, mechanical systems, or other items are present be sure the power is turned off in the flooded space. We do not recommend you wade through water several inches deep or use your own vacuum; our pumps and extractions equipment are specially designed to handle deep water.
If the flooded area is carpeted, slip foil or wooden blocks under furniture legs. This inhibits the transfer of dyes and stains. Scatter or throw rugs should be removed and hung to dry. Consider moving anything that is light and portable to higher ground and dry their surfaces with towels. Turn on dehumidifiers and AC if safe to begin reducing moisture. SERVPRO crews can inventory and pack out furnishings and other items too heavy or numerous for you to move out on your own.
Pick up clothing, shoes, books, toys, magazines, and the like from the floor. Any boxes of files, documents, pictures, and records needs removal from the damp. Make no decisions right now about which items to toss and to save. SERVPRO can guide you to contractors who work wonders restoring wet items back to their previous function, including paper and fabrics you might have thought were ruined. We have access to advanced drying technologies including freeze drying for books and other paper products and laundry and dry cleaning facilities for clothing, linens, and decor.
At SERVPRO of Fayetteville / Springdale, we work with every customer’s particular scenario to recover from flooding and water loss. Call us at (479) 419-5544 for an evaluation of your flood remediation needs.
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