Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water damage can be a major problem for homeowners, leading to expensive repairs and potential health hazards if not addressed promptly. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to prevent water damage from occurring in your home.

Here are some tips on how to prevent water damage:

  1. Keep an eye on your water bill: A sudden increase in your water bill could be a sign of a leak in your home. 

  2. Regularly check your appliances: On washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators, and other appliances that use water, check the hoses and connections for any signs of wear or damage, and replace them as needed.

  3. Keep your gutters and downspouts clear: Clogged gutters and downspouts can lead to water damage by causing water to overflow and seep into your home's foundation. Clean them out regularly to ensure they are functioning correctly.

At SERVPRO of Jackson Hole, we understand the importance of preventing water damage before it happens. If you do experience water damage in your home, our team of experts is here to help. We offer a range of water damage restoration services, from emergency water extraction to structural drying and mold remediation, to help families get their lives back on track after a water damage incident. By taking preventative measures and being proactive in addressing any potential issues, you can help keep your home and family safe from the devastating effects of water damage.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (307) 342-1400

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.