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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Houghton Flood Relief Efforts

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of The Upper Peninsula would like to thank all Disaster Relief Responders and volunteers, for restoring communities in times of tragedy.

Here's a few photos of donated supplies we unloaded at Dee Stadium in Houghton yesterday afternoon (boxes, contractor bags, work gloves, rubber gloves, booties, face masks, and cases of bottled water) to help in the relief efforts.

The Houghton Police Department recommends calling the Houghton City Center at 906-482-1700 to find out what immediate donation needs are to best utilize resources.

We also offered some "do's and don'ts" to be cautious of until help arrives. Such as: 1) Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting. 2) Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place. 3) Don't enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards. 4) Do NOT use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water; this could cause electrical shock or damage to the vacuum. 5) Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water. 6) Use precautions (such as 1 team in unaffected area, 1 team in affected---or booties) to protect from cross contamination from affected to unaffected areas of the home. 7) Make sure you are using safety equipment while assisting in mitigation efforts. 8) Apply an antimicrobial after water has been dried to prevent any type of growth or secondary damage from forming.

If you have questions, or need professional help contact SERVPRO of The Upper Peninsula for assistance (906) 204-2450. Our goal is to make your house feel like home again!

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