Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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One of SERVPRO’s top priority is to ensure the safety of our customers. If you ever experience water damage, you should always ask yourself, “Is it safe to remain in my house?” Confirming your house is safe to stay in is most important. Although, there are many dangerous occurrences associated with water damage, electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most common concerns. Additionally, we never want you putting yourself at a great risk, only perform activities around your home that have been confirmed as safe. It’s also very important to remember the weight of wet materials, they are extremely heavy and should be handled with caution.

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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.