Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
After any water damage situation in your Jackson or Lacey property, your primary focus should always be safety first.
- Is it safe to stay in the property?
- Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
- Only do activities that are safe for you to perform
- Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
Here are of few things not to do in your property:
- DON’T enter the property if there could be any structural damage
- DON’T walk on sagging floors or under sagging ceilings
- DON’T use any electrical appliances or turn on ceiling fans and lights that may have been exposed to water. REMEMBER: water travels very quickly and very far so it may end up in other areas.
Cleaning up after a flood is a lot of hard work and requires special knowledge and equipment. Call SERVPRO of Jackson/Lacey for expert water damage cleanup service 24/7.
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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.