Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Your primary focus after any water damage should be safety first. The next step is to call in our team of professionals at SERVPRO of Gordon, Murray, & South Whitfield Counties. We are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you begin putting your life back together again. The faster you get help onsite, the quicker you can get back to your "normal."
- Is it safe to stay in the house?
- Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
- Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
- Locate water shut off.
- Stay clear of any electrical hazards.
- Relocate or protect valuable contents from affected areas.
- Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Paulding/Polk Counties.
- Begin mitigation with restoration partner on-site to preserve, secure, and restore your property to good working order.
Continue reading for additional dos and don’ts for cleaning up after a water damage event.
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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.