Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Imagine that you’ve just arrived home after escaping to a nice, relaxing weekend getaway. As soon as you step foot into your home, you see that your floors are completely soaked in water from what appears to be a broken pipe. Times like these, it’s easy for the situation to get stressful and chaotic.  First things first, your safety and the safety of those around you should be your primary focus. You want to ensure that your home is safe and that all electrical and potential tripping and falling situations are handled immediately. After you’ve ensured that your home is safe, call SERVPRO of Avondale / Goodyear / Southwest Phoenix right away. Don’t delay as you don’t want the damage to worsen. Listed below are some water damage tips for what to do and what not to do while you’re waiting for help to arrive.

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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.