Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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What To Do After Water Damage

When water leaks, flooding or plumbing issues strike, you probably don't know what to do! Don't panic! Your first step should be calling SERVPRO of Hutto. Our team is trained in water damage restoration and remediation services. We have years of residential and commercial water remediation experience. We will work quickly to pack up our trucks with necessary equipment and be on your property with a trained team. 

While you wait for our emergency restoration services, there are a few steps you can take to start the restoration process. Please make sure your property is safe to enter before getting started on any cleanup! 

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (512) 642-6868

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.