From leaking faucets to burst pipes and flooding, water damage is one of the most common and potentially destructive problems you can face as a homeowner. If not taken care of immediately, excess water in your home can promote electrical hazards, cause expensive damage to your home’s structure and furnishings, and can even lead to the growth of hazardous mold. When the worst happens, call the experts at ServiceMaster of Eugene. With one call, we’re at your side providing expert guidance on what to do and the experience in water damage restoration to fix the problem, fast.
What is water mitigation?
Water mitigation is the process of reducing or preventing the amount of water damage that happens after a flood, a leaking roof or any number of water-related reasons. By taking fast action, you can prevent additional damage and costs.
Industry Leadership – For more than 60 years, ServiceMaster Restore has set the standard for water damage services.
Best-of-Class Methods – Our methods and processes meet or exceed industry standards.
Advanced Technology – We use state-of-the-art products to ensure the best results for your home.
Insurance Capabilities – We offer comprehensive water mitigation services and have a long history of working with insurance companies to help get your claims processed as quickly as possible.
IICRC Standards – ServiceMaster Restore works with the IICRC to help set the standards by which the industry operates.
What to do if you’re in the middle of a loss
- Damage from water and bacteria growth can begin within hours. Call for professional help.
- Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
- Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings not permanently attached. Do not attempt to start removing wall-to-wall carpet
- Lift draperies off the floor, loop through a coat hanger and place the hanger on the drapery rod
- Wipe furniture, prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place aluminum foil under furniture legs
- Move photos, painting and art objects to a safe, dry location
- Keep books on shelves. Pack them tightly to prevent warping of pages until a restoration professional can begin this specialized drying
- Open drawers, closets and cabinet doors to enhance drying
What not to do
- Do not enter a room with standing water until electricity has been turned off
- Do not use a regular household vacuum to remove water
- Do not lift tacked down carpet without professional help
- Do not use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or flooring
- Do not disturb visible mold
- Do not remove books from shelves