Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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.
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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.