Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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After a long day of work, no one wants to walk in the door and discover a broken pipe or a water leak has caused severe water damage to your home resulting in damage to your floors, walls, and ceilings. After a water loss, you might feel helpless while waiting for a restoration team to arrive on the scene. Here are a few tips on what you can do until help arrives. 

1. First of all, you want to ensure that your home is safe for you and your loved ones to be in.

2. Make sure all electrical hazards and potential slipping situations are handled right away.

3. Materials affected by water can be very heavy, be careful when trying to lift or remove said materials.

SERVPRO of Auburn/Enumclaw is always ready to respond to your water damage. If disaster strikes, give us a call!

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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.