Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Because water loss incidents play such a substantial role in the call-outs that our restoration team has, the majority of our professionals must have certifications in this field including Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Water Restoration (WRT.) Our SERVPRO team keeps our extraction and drying equipment ready to move 24/7 to ensure the shortest wait times for our customers in an emergency. The first 48 hours of a water loss incident are the most important for recovery, and our team of qualified technicians can often reach damaged properties within hours of the first notice of loss.
From Kings Mountain to Lawndale, we have thousands that depend on our fast response when water lines freeze in the winter and burst plumbing to standing water threats from malfunctioning appliances. We have a wide array of water removal equipment from submersible pumps and wet vacuums to specialty extraction tools for saturated carpets and hardwood floors. No matter what damage exists after a water loss, we can make it, “Like it never even happened.”
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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.