Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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When your home or business has water damage, it is important to act fast to keep the damage from getting worse.  The nature of water is that it will always seek equilibrium- moving from "wet to dry" until it finally settles.  That means it will travel under flooring, to the walls and then wick up the walls affecting the wall cavity, insulation and framing. 

Our technicians usually arrive onsite within an hour of getting the call.  Until they get there, there are some helpful "To Do's" and even more importantly, "Not To Do's" to keep both your property and the occupants safe.

We are centrally located and service Shakopee, Savage, Prior Lake as well as the surrounding areas of Scott and Carver County.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (952) 403-1050

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.