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What To Do In Case of A Flood


What happens after you find your home flooded? Do you know what to do to clean up the mess or how to turn the water off when there is a broken pipe? No one ever expects to find their home flooded and their belongings soaking wet, but understanding what you need to do afterwards is the key to getting back to a normal day faster.

  1. Shut off the water at the source. This can mean reaching under the sink or behind the toilet and turning off the flow of water. It can also mean going out to the yard, finding the water main shut off valve and turning the water off to the entire house. Take a tour of your home and try turning off the water to different sources. You'll be better prepared if something happens if you are sure you can turn off the flow of damaging water.
  2. Lift furniture and belongings out of the water. Water can swell wooden furniture and putting it up even an inch over the waterline can save it from soaking into the wood. If you cannot lift the furniture out of the water, call us quickly so our team of technicians can get your belongings clear of the water fast.
  3. Call ServiceMaster of Buncombe County to get started. The faster we can get started removing the water from your home the faster you will be able to get back enjoying your home again. We will pack out your belongings and clean and restore what we can. We can also store your belongings until your home is ready to be lived in again. We work directly with you and your insurance company so that your insurance coverage is maintained during the event. 
ServiceMaster of Buncombe County is always ready to help bring you from Disaster to Done! Have our number handy in case of emergency (828) 252-5330



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