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Tips - Dos and Don'ts

Wind Damage

Do ...

  • If you know a windstorm is coming, secure patio furniture and loose items which may collide with other objects during the storm. Tie trampolines to other items that are cemented into the ground, such as basketball standards.
  • Notice a downed telephone pole that has damaged your house or building.
  • If siding has blown loose, contact Gant Insurance Restoration to secure it and prevent further damage.
  • If roof is partially or fully stripped, contact Gant Insurance Restoration to secure it and prevent any water from entering the household.

Do Not ...

  • Do not go out in the wind.
  • Do not touch downed electrical or telephone pole wires.
  • Do not approach any object outside the home that may pose danger, especially sagging trees with broken limbs.
  • Do not attempt to remove trees on houses or other structures. This is extremely dangerous and will cause more damage. Contact Gant Insurance Restoration and our experienced and professionally trained personnel will remove the tree and secure the structure.

Water Damage

When dealing with damage due to water, time is of the essence. With the growing concern of mold in today's society, it is important to contact Gant Insurance Restoration to insure the water damage is properly and quickly remedied. Immediate Attention prevents mold!

Do ...

  • Contact Gant Insurance Restoration to handle wet furniture, carpeting, and to expedite the drying process by installing fans and dehumidifiers to promote better air circulation.
  • Open furniture drawers, along with cabinet and closet doors to enhance drying.
  • Move photos, paintings and art objects to dry location
  • If damage occurs during winter, leave heat on, if in summer, use air conditioner to promote circulation and drying.
  • Place aluminum foil squares under furniture legs to prevent carpet staining.
  • Wipe water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.

Do Not ...

  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water. Contact Gant Insurance Restoration immediately to prevent any further damage and injury.
  • Do not use an ordinary vacuum to remove water.
  • Do not use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or wet floors.
  • Do not go into rooms with standing water if the electricity is still on.
  • Do not lift tacked down carpet without professional help. Lifting the carpet incorrectly could promote shrinkage. Contact Gant Insurance Restoration to insure proper drying technique is applied.

Fire and Smoke Damage

Do ...

  • Clean and protect chrome trim on kitchen appliances with a light coating of Vaseline or other oil.
  • Open windows for ventilation.
  • Change furnace filter.
  • Empty freezer and refrigerator completely if electricity is off and prop doors open. Comprise a list of food being disposed.
  • Clean and protect smoked bathroom faucets, tub fittings, and towel bars with light coating of oil.
  • Pour antifreeze in toilet bowls, sinks, and tubs to prevent freezing if heat is off in the winter.
  • Wash plants with water and small amount of dish soap on both sides of leaves.
  • Call Gant Insurance to deal with heating system.
  • Remove pets to clean environment and bathe with pet hygiene products and conditioner.

Do Not ...

  • Do not clean walls, ceilings or other surfaces. Improper cleaning supplies and techniques will cause further damage to surface areas.
  • Do not use upholstered furniture.
  • Do not use Televisions, stereos, or electrical appliances until cleaned and checked.
  • Do not clean smoked garments. Improper cleaning may set smoke and odor. Contact Gant Insurance Restoration to handle dry cleaning as not all cleaners are trained and specialize in this area of damage.
  • Do not use exposed food items and canned goods which have been exposed to excessive heat.
  • Do not wait to call for professional help from Gant Insurance Restoration. Calling promptly will insure a swift restoration process and eliminate further damage.

Vandalism Damage

Do ...

  • Hose down or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Wipe up freshly spilled food from carpets and fabrics with a dampened cloth.
  • Make a list of all items missing or damaged.
  • Save all wood chips and fragments from furniture, porcelain or art objects.

Do Not ...

  • Do not attempt to remove ink, paint, or cosmetic stains.
  • Do not operate damaged electrical appliances.
  • Do not use household cleaning products on fabrics, upholstery or carpet. Stains can become set. Contact Gant Insurance Restoration for professionally trained cleaning personnel to clean your items.
  • Do not get angry. Stay calm and contact Gant Insurance Restoration to help you through this difficult time.

Sewage Disasters

Do ...

  • Call Gant Insurance Restoration as soon as possible.
  • Keep children and pets out of contaminated areas.
  • Frequently wash your hands.

Do Not ...

  • Do not track contaminated material into other areas.
  • Do not attempt to decontaminate areas with over the counter sprays as they may not fully disinfect areas.

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