HOME WATER DAMAGE EMERGENCY TIPS
If it’s possible try to stop the water source.
If you were able to stop the water source, dry and/or remove as much water as you can.
Protect your furniture from water by using plastic or wax paper or any other material that will keep them dry.
Lift off the floor any bed skirt, curtain, rugs or drapery.
Keep all your valuable documentation in a safe zone.
Stay away from any electronic device.
Do not use appliances in wet areas.
If the ceiling is sagging with water, go to another area.
Take pictures of the damage before you start cleaning up.
We strongly recommend taking pictures before you start cleaning up the scene as they serve as a critical proof of the damage and the repairs you need to make. In fact, without pictures you might significantly reduced the financial help you might get.
Remove as much water as you can.
Once you document the damage, we encourage you to go and dry as much water as you can (Please make sure that by doing this you are not exposed to any injury). Mildew and mold typically begin growing after 24 to 48 hours and the longer it sits on your home, the harder will be to remove it from your drywall, floors and other areas.
Get professional assistance.
Remember that drying a wet area does not mean the issue has been resolved. If you need professional help, contact us.