Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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.