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What Can I Do After a Flood in My Erie Home?

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

A man sitting on his couch with water surrounding him looking distressed A flooding event can leave homeowners in Erie confused. Who should I call? What can I do? What will the damage be?

A flooding event can leave homeowners in Erie confused. Who should I call? What can I do? What will the damage be? All these questions can be answered right here by SERVPRO of West Erie County!

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

After you determine it is safe, you can enter the home. Before you execute any of our Water Damage Tips, call SERVPRO of West Erie County. We have the training, experience, and equipment to dry and restore any home damaged by a flood. Now, on to the “Do’s” and ”Don'ts” following flood:

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 the ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Following a flood event, call the water damage restoration specialists at SERVPRO of West Erie County!

Call us today at (814) 806-1987 or visit our website to get your Erie home dried and restored fast!

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