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Flooding Do's and Don'ts

8/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Flooding Do's and Don'ts 

Here at SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling we specialize in getting your home dried out and restored after any water damage event.

If the water is from a clean source, you can do some things to minimize the damage. 


  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting. 
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items. 
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions. 
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting. 
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer. 
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting. 
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place. 
  • Gather loose items from floors. 


  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods. 
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors. 
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water. 
  • Don't use television or other household appliances. 
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging. 

As leaders in the water damage industry, SERVPRO of Bellaire, Kalkaska, Lake City & Grayling technicians have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. For any fire, mold, or water damages, call the experts who are available 24/7.


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