Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Every single water damage situation is unique and requires a certain way to tackle it and a certain amount of work depending on several factors. Two main ones are the amount of water, the amount of area affected and the amount of time the water was present. Our professionals will address all these issues when determining the best way to remediate and restore your unique situation. Our team will put together a timeline to ensure ease of mind that your home or property will be back to normal as soon as possible. Water damage can be a very stressful time but we are here to help make it better.

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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.