Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Charlotte North Carolina gets an average of 42 inches of rainfall each year. That is 3 1/2 feet of water annually! This is much higher than the national average of 38 inches of rain per year. Unfortunately, we only get an average of 2" of snow annually- I vote for more snow days! It seems like South Mecklenburg County has seen even more than it's share of rain lately!
When you have a water loss, do you know what NOT to do? We have seen property owners walk through standing water with the electricity still on! Please do not do this- we want you around for the next snow day! When dealing with water, electrical sources and "slip and fall" hazards are a major concern! Please do not grab the shop vac to start extraction, or walk across slick floors in your bare feet. Lastly, remember that wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful! Leave the heavy lifting to us and save your back and knees!
Bottom line, we are here to help with your water damage- no matter the source! Most of all, we want you to be safe. We care about our South Mecklenburg County friends and neighbors. Let us handle the clean up and help make it "Like it never even happened."
Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (704) 840-6112
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.