Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
When a pipe bursts or rainwater floods your home, you cannot waste any time. Your keepsakes and the structure of your home become increasingly compromised the longer they remain wet. Do not panic call SERVPRO of Pickens County today at 864.855.3993! We provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so we are always ready to respond. Our advanced inspection and extraction equipment allow us to find water and remove it as quickly as possible. One of our highly trained technicians will closely monitor and document the drying process from to start to finish to ensure your home is back to preloss condition. Our technicians have a “restore versus replace” mentality, which means that we work hard to restore those irreplaceable items, all while saving you money. No matter the size of the job, we will leave your home “Like it never even happened”.
After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:
- Is it safe to stay in the house?
- 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!
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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.