Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Within four hours of loss notification SERVPRO of Madison North & East's trained professionals will be on-site to start the water restoration process. They will walk you through the process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome.  The key to reducing damage to your home and saving money is by responding quickly to your damage. During this time you may wonder what can I you do until help arrives? 

After any water damage situation in your home, your primary focus should be safety first.  Here are some key points on what to do and what not to do after a flooding:

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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.