Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Waking up or coming home to standing water is never a good. It's important to stay calm and not do anything that could cause harm to yourself or loved one after a water damage.To avoid any problems keep these simple safety measures in mind:

  • Should I stay in the house?
  • Watch your step because "slip and fall" hazards are common.
  • Electrical hazards are a serious concern/
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Don't hesitate to call the professionals of SERVPRO of Weymouth & Hingham to take a look at your home when it has been damaged by water.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (781) 337-0344

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.