Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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The first thing to remember is to be extremly careful in a water damage situation in your home or business, you can never be too cautious. 

  • First and foremost decide if it is still safe to be in your home following water damage.  
  • Be aware of electrical situations and hazards. 
  • Be sure to shut your water off at the main source. 
  • Call professionals like SERVPRO of Vincennes if you are not sure what to do next and are in need of our assistance. 
  • The sooner your call us, the quicker the damage will be taken care of, and the more affordable to service will be. 

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (812) 895-0581

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.