Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Throughout the years we have worked in and owned SERVPRO in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Illinois and Georgia.   Making Florida home in 2006 we have come to realize there are many tricks to the trade.   Continuous training allows us to utilize the old ways and incorporate new methods to attain the goal of mitigating homes, businesses, vehicles, contents and just about anything you might have.  After 31 plus years the owner of SERVPRO of North Clay County/Oakleaf/North Middleburg has come to realize that each and every job we perform brings something new to the table so he continues to explore new methods to ensure you as our customer are getting the best of the best.  

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (386) 754-0261

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.