Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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In the aftermath of a water damage incident, ensuring your safety is the top priority. At SERVPRO of Southeast Cobb, we understand the urgency and importance of addressing water-related emergencies promptly and safely. With potential hazards such as electrical issues and slippery surfaces, it's crucial to assess the safety of remaining in your home. Remember to only undertake activities that pose no risk to your well-being. Our team is here to provide immediate assistance for water damage emergencies, ensuring that you have the support you need. As you await our arrival, there are several steps you can take to mitigate the damage and protect your property. From removing excess water to safeguarding furniture and valuables, every action counts in minimizing the impact of flooding. Our comprehensive guide covers essential tips for handling water damage, fire incidents, biohazard situations, and mold growth effectively. Whether it's mopping up excess water or relocating sensitive items to a dry area, our recommendations are designed to empower you with practical solutions. Additionally, we provide guidance on what not to do following a flooding event, emphasizing the importance of avoiding common pitfalls that could exacerbate the situation. Trust SERVPRO of Southeast Cobb to be your reliable partner in navigating through water damage challenges with safety, efficiency, and expertise. If you're facing a water damage emergency, don't hesitate to contact us at (770) 779-9373 for immediate assistance.

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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.