When the Thaw Comes
Here at SERVPRO of Athens & Gallia Counties, we hope that you and your families have been staying safe during this recent cold snap.
With temperatures rising throughout this afternoon, relief is on its way. While we are all glad for that, a quick thaw can mean burst pipes or leaking roofs for some homeowners or businesses.
If you see evidence of water in your space, SERVPRO of Athens & Gallia Counties is faster to any size disaster. We are on call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to respond to your water emergency.
Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (740) 286-2550
Here is a handy guide for what you can do until help arrives:
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!
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.