Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

Water Tips  |  Fire Tips   |  Biohazard Tips   |  Mold Tips

Devastating. That word seems to capture the emotion of arriving home after a long days only to discover some failed fixture, either a broken pipe or a faulty appliance, has wreaked havoc in your home. 

The immediate question is always, "what's next?" Your immediate worry is current hazards and family safety. Electrical and slip hazards are the first things to be addressed. 

Dealing with a water leak can be an extremely stressful situation to discover but with the help of SERVPRO of Levittown, we take that stress away. Give us a call day or night, and we'll arrive to begin the drying process.

In the meantime, you can follow the water damage tips below while you are are waiting for the team to arrive. 

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (215) 785-1777

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.