Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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So, you’ve suffered a major water loss. Maybe your toilet overflowed, or your basement flooded. What do you do next? How do you reclaim order in your home and get it back to preloss condition? Could this water damage cause mold? Don’t worry you’re not the first person to feel like they have a million questions and need answers fast. Most people are thrown for a loop, faced with these water disasters. The important thing to do is keep calm so you can think through the situation with a level head. Call SERVPRO of East Cobb our team of professionals so we can give you hand and make things “Faster to any size disaster!”

Picking a company that you can trust to come in to your home and clean up water damage can be a hard decision. Take a look at what the folks over at the Better Business Bureau (BBB) have to say about working with SERVPRO of East Cobb.

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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.