Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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When you have a water damage situation, your safety is the first priority. Calling SERVPRO of Huron and East Seneca Counties at (419) 595 4567 when experiencing flooding will have our experts en route to help you immediately. While you will not wait long, it is important to follow crucial advice before SERVPRO arrives.

Be sure to exit your home if it is unsafe to stay inside, and be extremely cautious of electrical hazards or slipping and falling on wet surfaces when moving inside the home. Being alert to these concerns can keep you safe while help is on the way. When moving loose items from your floors, be aware that wet materials can be MUCH heavier than when they are dry. Avoid handling heavy items, and trust that SERVPRO can also help restore your belongings to their pre-water damage condition. When our team arrives, they will work to stop the source of flooding and then extract water from any affected areas of your Tiffin home. Our experts will make a water damage assessment to determine the extent of the damage, and then work to dry, clean and restore your home to its original condition. Here at SERVPRO of Huron and East Seneca Counties, our team is made up of experienced water damage restoration specialists who care about our community. If you experience water damage, we implore you to call us so we can ensure you are safe and help restore your home.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (419) 443-1790

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.