Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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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!

There are many things that a homeowner should do in order to minimize the damages caused by a water loss within your home. There are four easy tips that SERVPRO of Downtown Nashville / Team Isaacson recommends you follow as standard protocol in the event of unexpected water damage.

  1. Identify the source of the water loss
  2. Stop the water intrusion
  3. Contain the water loss to the most defined area to minimize the effected areas
  4. Call SERVPRO of Downtown Nashville / Team Isaacson

If you follow these four steps, you will significantly increase the likelihood of mitigating the damage to your home. If you have experienced water damage, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Downtown Nashville / Team Isaacson in order to have one of our expert crews to examine your loss!

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (629) 240-5299

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.