Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Experiencing a water damage event at your home or business can be devastating. You’ll naturally have questions,

  • Is the property safe?
  • What are my next steps?

There are many other questions that should be asked as well, some of these questions are known, others are probably unknown and you’ll learn to address these as they arise. But regardless what happens our team is here for you. 

Our SERVPRO of North Washington County team is a leader in the restoration business and we walk with owners and property managers through the process of remediation.

We’ve put together a list of tips to help you think through next steps and to help lead you in these moments. Find those tips below.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (724) 746-1414

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.