Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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SERVPRO of Inglewood offers vital water damage emergency tips to help homeowners mitigate damage before professional assistance arrives, contacting professional help as soon as possible is imperative but in before help arrives, here are a few useful tips. In case of water intrusion, try to contain the situation by stopping the source of water if possible, or using towels and buckets to limit further damage. It's crucial to document the extent of the damage with photos for insurance purposes. Contacting SERVPRO of Inglewood immediately is essential, as their highly trained technicians are equipped to handle water damage professionally, utilizing advanced equipment and techniques to restore your property swiftly and efficiently.

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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.