Water Damage Emergency Tips
What Can You Do Until Help arrives
After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety.
Is it safe to stay in the house?
-Electrical and slip and fall hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
-Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
-Wet materials can be very heavy. Be careful trying to move them.
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.
-Keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
If you have a water damage emergency, contact SERVPRO of Gainesville West/Alachua County West today at 352-374-6589.