Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water leaks, pipe bursts, flooding, and other forms of water damage events never strike when it is most convenient. Knowing what steps to take after noticing a water damage event can be difficult. Our SERVPRO of Affton/Webster grove team is the #1 leader in water damage cleanup and restoration in Grantwood Village and surrounding areas. We can quickly respond and take care of your residential or commercial water damage event in order to prevent further costly damage. 

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Please take a second to review our Water Damage Tips down below to learn more about what to do and what not to do after suffering from a water loss.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (314) 638-7749

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.