Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first. After you & your family are safe the next step should be to call SERVPRO of Floyd County. Below are a few other tips to keep you safe.
- Is it safe to stay in the house?
- Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
- Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
- Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Floyd County.
- Do not attempt to tackle flood restoration on your own.
- Do not walk on compromised floors.
- Turn off the water supply.
- Turn off the electric supply.
- Take photos and videos of the damage for insurance purposes.
Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (706) 802-1085
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.