Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water damage can be a stressful and overwhelming experience for homeowners. However, knowing what to do in the event of water damage can help mitigate the damage and minimize the costs of restoration. Here are some water damage tips from SERVPRO of Downtown Houston - Team Wilson:  

  1. Turn off the water source: If the water damage is caused by a burst pipe or other plumbing issue, turn off the water source immediately to prevent further damage.
  2. Turn off the electricity: If there is standing water in your home, turn off the electricity to avoid electrocution.
  3. Remove as much water as possible: Use towels or a wet/dry vacuum to remove standing water as quickly as possible.
  4. Circulate air: Use fans or open windows to promote air circulation and help dry out your home.
  5. Call a professional: Water damage can be difficult to fully address without professional equipment and expertise. Call SERVPRO of Downtown Houston - Team Wilson to ensure your property is restored properly and safely.
  Remember, the key to successful water damage mitigation is to act quickly and seek professional help when needed. At SERVPRO of Downtown Houston - Team Wilson, we are here to help you through the entire water damage restoration process.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (281) 914-4044

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.