Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Safety should be your first instinct in a water damage situation. By reacting with safety in mind, you'll make the best decisions to ensure your own health and your home or businesses health. Ask yourself if it is safe to stay in the house? In the event of sitting water, electrical hazards, or "slip and fall" conditions, it's best to call the professionals at SERVPRO of East Erie County to help clean up. Our team is well prepared to deal with any size disaster and help you to remove water and moisture from your home, as well as restoring it to its preloss condition.



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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.