Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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What You Can Do When Water Damage Strikes

In the midwest we never know when a storm or freeze will come. Being unprepared for water damage is common amongst most home owners, no matter the cause. After any situation, safety must come first. Doing a personal assessment of electrical panels, flooring stability, etc might be your first thought, but should be avoided if there is extensive damage. 

Doing Repairs Yourself

Most homeowner's first instinct with damage in their home is to repair it themselves. In the event of water damage, this is advised against due to the contaminates and mold that can be present in the water as well as improper cleaning and drying. SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis has the equipment, experts and experience to ensure a proper cleaning and drying process in your home. Our team is one call away and conveniently serving you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! 

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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.