Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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During the summer months in Mesa and the East Valley, water damage issues are common because of the onset of the haboob and monsoon seasons. Though strong winds tends to leave a lot of damage in their path, water damage emergencies are by far the most common types of calls we get. Our technicians at SERVPRO of North Central Mesa spend the bulk of the summer working with residential and commercial water damage emergencies and we asked them for some tips they suggested to help mitigate the damage done by water emergencies until help arrives. Here are 4 things they suggested:
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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.