Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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If you’re reading this right now there’s a good chance that you’ve experienced some degree of water damage and you’re asking yourself the question, "what’s next?"

If this is the case, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s estimated that 14,000 people a day experience a water damage event either at work or home. But, regardless of its prevalence and how many people are effected daily, water damage still wreaks havoc.

To help minimize the damage and the cost of recovery water damage should be addressed immediately. The longer wet materials sit, the greater the damage is to the walls and furniture and the greater the likelihood for the development of mold.

Our SERVPRO techs are the best in the industry and we can mitigate and restore your property back to how it was. After all, our motto is, “Like it never even happened.”

Below we’ve put together some tips of what to do before help arrives.

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What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.