Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first: Is it safe to stay in the house? If its not, contact your insurance company and see if they can place you in a hotel while your home is being worked on and returns to its safe living conditions. Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are huge concerns as well. Please do not use any electrical outlets when there is a water issue, it will only result in fires or injuring yourself. Slip and falls are super common so please walk, do not run and if you have children please have them apply the same rules. Only do activities that are safe for you to perform or just wait until help arrives. Last but not least wet materials can be very heavy, don't try to lift wet heavy boxes, or rugs and carpet. Wait till SERVPRO arrives and we will make it "Like it never even happened."
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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.