Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Our Warren, Vienna, Edgewood, and Lordstown neighbors' safety is our main priority. After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:
- Is it safe to stay in the house? Get out if you are unsure.
- Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
- Turn off power leading to affected area (only if you can safely do so!)
- Only perform activities that can be implemented safely.
- If you must stay in the house, protect yourself with gloves, goggles, head protection, and respiratory protection. Water is likely to contain chemical and biological contaminants that may pose a variety of health risks.
- Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!
Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (330) 392-6355
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.