Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water damage can result in costly issues for your business, from structural damage to spoiled equipment and loss of essential documents. According to The Hartford, 15% of all small business property damage and liability insurance claims involve water and freezing damage.  Although business property insurance provides financial security for a range of water damage claims, it would be better if you tried to prevent this issue in the first place.  The professionals at SERVPRO of Corpus Christi East understand how difficult dealing with water damage can be.  If you arrive at your home or business and find water damage, here are a few things that you can do to get started with the repair.  Remove any standing water that you can.  The longer is stays there, the more damage that it can potentially do.  Dry out as much as possible.  Try leaving the doors and windows open if it is safe to do so.  Check for mold and mildew that could have started growing.  If you find that your water damage is more than you can handle, the experts at SERVPRO of Corpus Christi are here to help.

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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.