Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water damage doesn't wait for when it is convenient for you to strike. Most American's believe they won't ever experience water damage...until they do. After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Ask yourself, Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns, move throughout the property with caution.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform. If unsure error on the side of caution.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
  • Call the Restoration Professionals at SERVPRO of North Columbiana County.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (330) 921-4931

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.