Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach/Jacksonville Northeast technicians will be dispatched to arrive at your home or property in Duval or Nassau counties as soon as possible 24/7. In the meantime one of the most important things you can do is to try to turn off the water at the source. For tips about locating the shut-off valve to the house--or closer to the source--see our blog entitled “How to Shut Off Your Water in Case of Emergency.” Your quick response along with the highly trained specialists of SERVPRO of Fernandina Beach/Jacksonville Northeast will limit your damages and potentially save you thousands of dollars!

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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.