Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Life can be unexpected. Therefore, you should learn how to protect your Home/business from all kinds of floods. Whether it's a natural flood or plumbing issue, it's better to be safe than sorry. These three tips can help you be a little bit more prepared 

Tip #1: List important contacts

In case a flood does occur, it's always best to have a list of important contacts. Such as your insurance company, key customers and suppliers. In many cases, important information can be lost due to a flood

Tip #2: A map

It is also important to make a map, but not just any map. A map showing locations of key equipment, where to shut off electricity and other services is extremely important. This will help you as an employer stay safe, as well as your employees.

Tip #3: Insure your Home/Business against flooding 

Since floods can be very damaging, it is best to insure your home/business. This will help you replace materials and repair damages.

At SERVPRO of Westminster, we understand that life is always unexpected. Which is why you can trust our team to get the job done right for those unexpected life mishaps. 

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (714) 248-9261

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.