Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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If you have water damage in your home, it is important to take immediate action to minimize the damage. If you can, try to stop the flow of water by shutting off the main water valve. If you can't stop the flow of water, move other items away from the wet areas.

Water damage can often go untreated if it is perceived as not a major issue. However, the water damage that is left untreated can often have major repercussions. For example, if water damage is left untreated in a home, it can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Additionally, water damage can cause structural damage to a home, which can lead to expensive repairs.

If you suspect water damage, call SERVPRO of South Nashville at 615-331-0200. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you get your home back to normal.

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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.