Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
You never know when a flood or storm is going to hit your Hunt Valley home. You never know when the sink will leak, the bathtub will overflow, or the toilet will break. However, the professionals at SERVPRO® of Hunt Valley / Lutherville know how devastating water damage can be to your home. Standing water and damp spots are breeding grounds for dangerous mold, which could easily spread throughout your entire home in a matter of days. To prevent your water damage from getting worse, let the trained technicians at SERVPRO® do the job right.
We’re a team of water damage specialists who arrive immediately during a water damage emergency. We’ll then inspect and assess the damage, then professionally remove and extract any remaining water in your home. After that, we’ll dry and dehumidify your home before performing any necessary cleaning and repairs. Once this process is done, our team will then begin restoring your home to its preloss condition.
All SERVPRO® of Hunt Valley / Lutherville employees are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration) certified. Each employee also goes through a voluntary, self-paced Employee Certification Training program so they can keep learning even while they’re out in the field. Whether you’re in Towson North, Timonium, White Hall, Monkton, Hampton, or Jacksonville, MD, we are here to help. We dedicate ourselves to performing professional, high-quality service at each and every job, and yours will be no different!
Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (410) 229-0012
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.