Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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SERVPRO of Texarkana is first to arrive on the scene and very quick which is crucial because water travels very fast. It likes to seep into everything it comes in contact with. Luckily for you there are a few things you can do to help out until we get there.

Safety First! You want to make sure your home is a safe place to enter.

When water seeps into things, they become very heavy, so don't hurt yourself trying to lift heavy things.

Electricity! Be sure to be very cautious around things in your home that use electricity.

Be cautious of things in the floors so you dont fall!

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (903) 832-4400

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.