Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Down below, our SERVPRO of Clear Lake and League City East team has listed out several steps that you can take after a water damage event. We have also listed several steps that you should avoid taking. Taking a minute to read through these steps helps prepare you in the event of a water loss. Though you can never fully prevent a water loss from occurring on your property, you can take several steps to feel prepared!

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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.