Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
In the minutes after you home or business suffers damage you will more than likely have lots of questions on top of the stress of seeing and dealing with the damage.
One of the questions we get asked by customers is "What can I do until you arrive?" Luckily we are usually on site within an hour of getting your call so you don't have to wait long - but in the mean time, see below for some steps you can take to help limit the damage.
Please remember, do not go into a water damaged room unless it is safe to do so! Electrical outlets and collapsing ceilings can cause severe injuries!
If you have any questions, please call us! Sometimes the damage is small enough where you can clean it up on your own. If that is the case we will be happy to walk you though what needs to be done. Our technicians and office staff are all trained and certified in water damage clean up and we will do whatever we can to help!
Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (952) 999-2435
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.