Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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If you have never suffered from a water damage event, it can be difficult to know what steps to take following a loss. Even if you have experienced water damage before, it can be difficult to know what to do and what not to do. 

Down below, our SERVPRO of Burlington/Woburn team has listed some helpful tips and tricks to give you better insight into what to do after your home or business in Woburn, MA suffers from a water leak, pipe burst, or flood damage event.

If you are in need of water mitigation and restoration services, don't hesitate and give our SERVPRO team a call today!

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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.