Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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A Few Do's and Don'ts After Water Damage

Water damage can wreak havoc on a home or your business, and usually it happens out of nowhere. When the unfortunate event of water damage happens, our team at SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County is here to assist you 24/7 with water restoration and cleanup. 

At SERVPRO of Arnold/North Jefferson County, we pride ourselves in being a responsive partner in remediation and restoration. While you do wait for our emergency services to arrive, there are a few steps you can take to get started. Please remember to make safety your first priority.

Below are some tips to know after suffering commercial or residential water damage. 

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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.