Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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.