Germantown TN Water damage Water removal with a 5 gallon wet/dry vac is back-breaking work – its like emptying a swimming pool with a tea cup. The tea cup does the job just not very effectively or timely. ServiceMaster of Germantown has the right tools for the job. We have the right tools and the training to find out where all the water went, devising a plan to extract all the water and dry the dwelling and its contents.

If you have experienced water damage and are in need of a water damage restoration provider, you have come to the right place. ServiceMaster of Germantown understands that water damage can be a difficult experience. Extraction, drying and monitoring water damages are steps in a process we have done thousands of times. We have years of experience to bring to bear in returning home or office back to normal. We’ve been helping families and businesses in Memphis, Germantown, and surrounding areas, just like you, make us the best choice for emergency services. The following information is a checklist of things that may need to be done to restore and protect your property and a brief description of why they need to be done.

General process of water damage restoration:

  1. Restoration technicians will begin the process by assessing the affected areas to gain an understanding of the scope and severity of the damages.
  2. Removal of excess standing water
  3. Thorough drying and dehumidifying the affected area, structures, and contents to prevent mold and bacteria growth
  4. Restoration and repairs of the structure and damaged items
  5. Sanitization of newly restored area to be ready for final inspection and approval.

What to do:

  1. Damage from water and bacteria growth can begin within hours. Call for professional help.
  2. Remove as much water as possible by mopping, blotting or use wet/dry vacuum.
  3. Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings not permanently attached. Do not attempt to start removing your wall to wall carpet.
  4. Lift draperies off the floor, loop through a coat hanger and place the hanger on the drapery rod.
  5. Wipe furniture, prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place aluminum foil under furniture legs.
  6. Move photos, painting and art objects to a safe, dry location.
  7. Open drawers, closet and cabinet doors to enhance drying.
  8. Remove breakables off of your contents that have been affected by the water.

What not to do:

  1. Do not enter a room with standing water until electricity has been turned off.
  2. Do not use a regular household vacuum to remove water.
  3. Do not lift tacked-down carpet without professional help.
  4. Do not use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or flooring.
  5. Do not disturb visible mold.

What can you do to prevent water damage in your home? Don’t worry, we have all the best tips and tricks:

For more water damage and other cleaning tips, visit our professional cleaning tips page