Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Saving hardwood flooring can be a huge undertaking. Wood flooring that has been exposed to long duration's of unwanted water contact run the risk of not being able to be fully repaired. The longer wood flooring is in contact with water, the less likely it will be to be able to reverse the damages. Our team at SERVPRO of Racine County have some of the most advanced pieces of restoration technology that can help mediate the situation. Water extraction is one of our specialties. Paired with extensive knowledge and experience, our crew has seen it all and can help repair it all. 

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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.