What to Do During a Water Damage
When you had a leaking or burst pipe, what’s the first thing you do? Call SERVPRO. OK, everything will be alright. But what do you do until help arrives? First, your safety is most important, so ask yourself: is it safe to stay in the house; are electrical outlets exposed to water; is it possible you could slip and fall? If the answer is no, it is OK to proceed.
During a water damage, acting fast is crucial. And there are several things you can be doing before SERVPRO arrives to lessen the ultimate damage. Here are some tips to avoid larger damage in the event of water issues:
- Try to remove any excess water by mopping or blotting
- Wipe excess water off wood furniture to preserve finish
- Place aluminum foil or blocks between furniture and wet carpet
- Remove any lose items from wet flooring