Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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A Few Do's and Don'ts

Water damage can come as a shock. At the first signs of water damage, keep in mind these water damage tips:

  • Do not turn any ceiling fixtures or lights if water is dripping from the light base. 
  • Do not reconstruct or cover wood and other wet materials until the moisture content has been adequately reduced.
  • Aim to start removing water and drying the environment within 48 hours to lessen the severity of a water loss.
  • Call SERVPRO at the first signs of a water loss.

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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.