Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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After any size water damage you will want to keep a few things in mind until help arrives. First and most important, is everyone safe? This is always the main concern. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Johnston County.  Once you know that you and everyone else involved is safe and you have called the professionals, then you can focus on your home or business. You should, if possible, turn off the water supply. Once the water source has been addressed, if it is safe to do so, turn off and breakers to any wet areas of your home or business. This will help keep shocking incidents lower. 

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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.