Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
When most people encounter a serious water damage, they have a million thoughts enter their head, however, after any water damage situation in South Bend and the surrounding communities, the primary focus should be safety first:
- Is it safe to stay in the house?
- Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
- Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
- Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
There are many factors that go into answering these questions! If you are in doubt about anything, DON'T! Give SERVPRO a call and let our IICRC-Certified technicians come and help you make things "Like it never even happened." We are not only faster to any disaster, we are faster AND we have the knowledge and experience to help guide you through even the most difficult situations!
Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (574) 259-8348
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.