Thursday, April 12, 2018
By Betty Kingery
Emergency Water Damage Tips

Emergency Water Damage Tips

Shut off the wayer source if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.

Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building wehn access to the power distribution pannel is safe from electrical shock. 

 Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting. 

Place aluminium foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting. 

Move any paintings, art objects, computers, documents, and other sensitive valuables to a dry place.

Don't enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakters, or electrical equiptment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards. 

Don't use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water; this could cause electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner. 

Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water. 


For more inforamtion on recovering from water damage, contact your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional today!