Protect your belongings from further damage during a water loss.
Water damage can be devastating, however you’re local SERVPRO is a Franchise company with over 40 years of leadership in cleanup and restoration. Our track record of results has earned us the trust of the insurance industry, countless homeowners, and in one unforgettable instance, even the Pentagon. Listed below are a few tips for homeowners to protect their belongings before SERVPRO Professionals arrive.
Emergency Water Damage Tips for the Insured (these tips are for clean water situations only)
Shut off the water source if possible.
Remove excess water by moping and blotting.
Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.
Hang furs and leather goods separately at room temperature.
Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting.
Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water.
Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
Do not leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpeting.