Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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If your home has water damage, time is of the essence. Water that's allowed to sit for an extended period of time can cause structural damage and create a breeding ground for mold growth. If your property has been affected, it's important to act quickly.

For years, our team has helped homeowners in the Hickory, Lenoir and Morganton communities of North Carolina. That's why we know how stressful it can be to have water damage in your home. We also know what it can be like to find yourself in a situation for which you're completely unprepared.

Below are some tips we've compiled to make sure you manage until our experts arrive to make it "Like it never even happened."

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (828) 396-1070

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.