Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
When dealing with any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:
- Is it safe to stay in the house?
- Try and remove any children and animals from the flooding area.
- Can you safely turn off the water source?
- Can you safely turn off the electricity? Water reaching the electrical sockets in your home can cause a dangerous situation.
- Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
- Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
Call SERVPRO of Harnett County East and Sampson County North as soon as possible when dealing with flooding or water damage, we are available 24/7 to help with these situations.
Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (910) 808-4080
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.