Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
What kind of damage can water really do?
Quick rundown of damages from just a small undetected over 2 weeks
- Bathroom Floor, wet and moldy down to the plywood flooring
- Drywall, every bit of drywall and baseboards in the bathroom were wet and soggy.
- Master bedroom, Carpet and flooring all wet.
- Downstairs Dining room, because of being underneath the upstairs master bathroom, it sustained water damage to the ceiling, wall and flooring.
- Finished Basement, the water made it thru 2 other floors and ruined the ceiling and wall underneath the dining room.
- All of the Insulation, Drywall, Flooring will need to be removed and replaced from the effected rooms.
Water is a force of nature
All that damage from a steady drip of water over a span of 2 weeks. The floor and walls could be structurally unsound. This extensive project is not for the faint of heart, and would be way more than a typical weekend DIY project. Lucky for you, SERVPRO of Winston-Salem North is on call 24/7 and We are the WATER and MOLD Specialist in the area. We will make it "Like It Never Even Happened".
Read more about Water Damage in our Blog
- With Torrential Downpours Comes Potential Water Damage
- Protecting Your Business From Flooding
- After Disaster Strikes
Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (336) 744-5104
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.