Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water damage in a house is truly devastating. Left unchecked, even a small leak will rot out drywall and studs, create mold, and eventually damage beams. Stopping leaks before that first drop of water is the best way to prevent water damage. 


* KNOW YOUR WATER MAIN: know the location of your water main and shut off

* CHECK APPLIANCES REGULARLY: maintain your appliances regularly for any leaks

* INVESTIGATE LEAKS RIGHT AWAY: if you ignore moisture damage, be prepared to experience mold

* UPGRADE WASHING MACHINE HOSES: old or leaky washing machine hoses are among the most frequent causes of water loss.

* CHECK YOUR WATER PRESSURE: if the water pressure is set too high, pipes and hoses may fail under the pressure.  

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (623) 594-6033

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.