Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Every year when storms hit, SERVPRO of University Place/Lakewood West was flooded with calls regarding water damages. 

Local homeowners and business owners turned to us to remediate the situation and restore their property back to pre-disaster condition. Our crews met with countless members of the community, many of whom were worried about the extent of damage due to having their basements flooded. At SERVPRO, we were able to calm their fears, come into their homes and businesses and help them put their lives back together. 

With storm season quickly approaching, you can trust SERVPRO to be available 24/7/365 (and 366 on a leap year) to respond immediately to your disaster. Coupled with the advanced training and expertise of our crew, along with industry leading equipment, we pride ourselves on being “ready for whatever happens.”

If, during this storm season, you find yourself with water damage due to flooding or burst pipes, you can trust us here at SERVPRO of University Place/Lakewood West to do our job restoring your home or business. Like countless times before, you can rest assured that when we’re on the job, we are there to make things, “Like it never even happened.” 

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (253) 564-1494

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.