Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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SERVPRO's Immediate Tips for experiencing water damage in your home or business. We are available 24/7 to help!


1. Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.


2. Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items. 


3. Remove and prop up wet upholstery and cushions.


4. Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting to prevent further floor damage.


5. Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.


6. Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting, or they will stain.


7. Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.


8. Gather loose items from floors.

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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.