Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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A water loss can happen at anytime, to any home and anyone! If you find yourself in a home with water damage let your local SERVPRO of Brighton/Howell help you! After you call our office, there a few things you can do while you wait until help arrives! 

  • Shut off your water supply (if possible). As a home owner its important to know exactly where your water shut off is. 
  • Look for any safety issues, remember not to touch any light switches in the area facing water damage 
  • Note where any contents of importance are, so then our crews can remove these items first  

We know it can be stressful, but during a water loss, let our crews help you! 

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (810) 220-3711

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.