Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Nothing is worse than arriving home from a long day at work or a nice relaxing vacation to your home having been flooded from a burst pipe. The situation may seem overwhelming, but first things first: take a deep breath, ensure your home is safe, and call SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County. Water can move quickly and spread into the most unsuspecting of places like up walls and under floorboards – causing more unexpected damage. So, while you’re waiting for help to arrive, below is a list of things to do and not to do help make mitigation of your home a breeze and to get your property and life back to normal.

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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.