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5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Book

If you experience flooding or severe water damage in your Long Beach or Lakewood home, rescuing your possessions from a burst pipe or water leak can become a stressful task. Finding a sentimental book could cause you to scramble to dry it in a hurry.

The following tips can help you save a wet book, even if the pages are incredibly weak or completely soaked with water.

  1. Wipe down the cover. Once excess water has been removed, use a microfiber cloth to gently wipe down the cover. 
  2. Shake out excess water. Move the wet book to a dry area to prevent further damage. If the book is dripping with water, tightly hold it closed and shake out as much as you can.
  3. Place the book upright. After setting down the washcloth, set the book to stand upright to allow the water to flow down to the base. 
  4. Absorb the water. Lay down a wash cloth on a dry, flat area to serve as a base to absorb the water. 
  5. Insert rags behind the covers. Place rags in between the front and back covers only. Avoid placing them in between the pages as they can rip easily.
  6. Let the book sit. Allow the book to rest in standing position for as long as necessary to dry completely.

With some patience and ingenuity, a valuable book can be saved from water damage. Don’t hesitate to contact us for emergency cleaning and flood damage repair. For home and business restoration services, SERVPRO of Northeast Long Beach/Lakewood has you covered every step of the way. 

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