What to Do When Water Disaster Strikes
An emergency water situation in your home can be extremely stressful and overwhelming. SERVPRO of Gainesville West/Alachua County West is here to help mitigate your water damage and make it a little less stressful. Our employees are experts in water cleanup and we can make it “Like it never even happened.”
Here are some important steps to follow in if dealing with water damage in your home or business.
What To Do After Flooding
- Turn off source of water, if known.
- Call your insurance provider (if applicable) to start the claims process.
- Contact SERVPRO to get their emergency response team on the way.
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
- Remove and prop up 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.
In the event that disaster strikes, remember your local, family-owned and operated SERVPRO of Gainesville West/Alachua County West is here to help, 24/7. We are just a phone call away at (352) 374-6589.