Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Sometimes, despite your best efforts, water damage happens.  If you find yourself in this situation at your home or business, there are a few things that you can do to both limit the amount of damage and make the restoration process quicker and easier.

Call SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport - the sooner the remediation efforts begin, the less time the water has to sit and cause damage

Call your insurance company - Knowing what you are covered for and starting the claims process will make the whole remediation effort go smoother.  We also work with your insurance directly, making it easier on you.

Raise up any furniture or belongings - If possible, prop up any furniture above the level of the water to limit damage.  Any other items that are on the floor should also be relocated until the area is dry.

Be safe - If you suspect that the water is in contact with any wiring or other source of electricity, avoid the area completely.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (203) 452-7781

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.