Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Even if you feel like you can handle whatever life throws at you and you think you’re a take-charge kind of person, some things (like water damage) can get you down. When water invades your home, it’s not time to become a weekend warrior, it’s time to call the professionals. “Your home or business is flooded” is a phrase no one wants to hear, but, in a state surrounded by water and only a few feet above sea level in most places, it occurs all too often. Many times, property owners are unprepared when it does. Whether a pipe bursts, a storm brings flooding, or a leaky roof causes your drywalled ceiling to collapse, you can count on SERVPRO of North Pensacola to be standing by, ready to help. We understand that every situation is unique; so, we have taken the liberty to remain flexible and to verse ourselves in as many scenarios as possible so that we can give your structure the attention only a professional, up-to-date restoration company can give. Here’s the thing: We know clean-up and restoration, and we have the tools and trained technicians to implement that know-how. So, when these types of things confront you and you’re in over your head; don’t feel bad and don’t lose hope. We’ve got your back.
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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.