Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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If you discover water damage in your home or business, safety should be your first concern. Slipping and falling can make a bad situation worse, but more importantly, electrical hazards can be deadly.

If water has come through a ceiling, turn off the lights in that room. Never turn off lights, electronics or unplug appliances if you are standing on a wet or moist surface. If the leak continues and you can't stop it, turn your water off at the street then call a certified plumber to make necessary repairs. If you have insurance, contact your agent then call SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village so we can start the drying process and keep the damage from spreading.

We are available to respond to your Little Rock area water loss 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The SERVPRO name is the most trusted brand in the water mitigation industry. At SERVPRO of Central Little Rock/Cammack Village, we are always here to help.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (501) 217-8723

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.