Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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Water Damage? Put Your Safety First.
After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:
- Is it safe to stay in the house?
- Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns. Water and electricity do not mix. If turning off the power requires you to enter or stand in wet areas it may best call an electrician or wait until we are onsite to access the situation.
- Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
- Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
While we strive to be onsite within four hours (we're often are onsite within an hour), the most important step to stay safe. If you have questions or concerns about your safety or what you need to do, let us know, we can help advise you through the situation.
We understand any damage to your home can be extremely stressful. We will be there when you need us most.
Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (636) 583-5200
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.