Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Did you know that over 14,000 Americans suffer from some sort of water loss every day? As a home or property owner, it is common to experience water damage at least once in your lifetime. However, it can be difficult to know what steps to take after a water loss. The first step to take after noticing signs of water damage on your property is to call your local water mitigation and restoration experts as quickly as possible.

What is the next step? Take a minute to review our Water Damage Tips below to learn more about the steps you can take while you wait for our SERVPRO team to arrive and help!

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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.