Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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It’s likely you’re reading this section because you’ve experienced water damage at your property and you’re exploring your options and you’re even wondering what’s next.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • You’re not alone. It’s estimated that 14,000 people a day experience a water damage event.
  • How to minimize damage and cost? By addressing the damage quickly you’re able to limit the extent of the damage, avoid mold growth and recover and restore damage furniture and contents.
  • You need a team of pros. To rightly mitigate and address water damage you need the equipment, experience and man-power to do it right. Our Doral area SERVPRO can help.

Below we’ve put together tips of what to do before help arrives.

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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.