Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Whether it's from a leaky roof or a burst pipe, water can infiltrate your home and wreak havoc. But you don't need to worry—if you get it cleaned up quickly and the right way, you can protect your belongings and prevent mold from growing. We've put together this handy guide for dealing with water damage.

Quickly remove as much water as you can.

  • Remove as much water as you can.

  • Use towels or rags to soak up the water from your floor.

  • Shut off power to affected rooms or the entire home.

  • Call SERVPRO of Jacksonville Westside/Orange Park to assist with all the water removal and drying.


Call your local SERVPRO professional for help.

When you have water damage to your home, it's time to call in the experts. You'll need someone who can properly assess the situation, remove any standing water, and get started with the necessary repairs and cleanup!

It is important that you hire a professional restoration company for help with your water damage. The pros at SERVPRO of Jacksonville Westside/Orange Park know how to deal safely with hazardous materials like mold and mildew so that they don't cause further problems later on down the road when they've been left untreated for too long if a water damage event like this occurs.

If disaster strikes, our SERVPRO team is only one call away!

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (904) 269-9282

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.