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What Can I Do While Waiting for Professional Help to Arrive When I Have a Water Damage Emergency in Beckley?

4/9/2024 (Permalink)

A person with a broken pipe and water damage calls for help. We are leaders in water damage restoration services in Raleigh County.

Our local Beckley team responds to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day. Broken pipes can cause significant water damage in a short time, so here are some tips for things you can do to prevent damage while waiting for professional help to arrive:

Turn Off the Water Supply: If you haven't already done so, locate the main water shut-off valve and turn off the water supply to prevent further flooding.

Ensure Safety: Prioritize safety for yourself and others. If there's standing water, be cautious of electrical hazards.

Remove Standing Water: Use a wet/dry vacuum, mop, or towels to remove as much standing water as possible.

Move Valuables to Higher Ground: If you have items at risk of damage from the water, move them to higher ground or a dry area if it's safe.

Open Windows and Doors: Increase ventilation by opening windows and doors to help speed up drying.

Protect Furniture: Use aluminum foil or blocks to elevate furniture legs above the water line to prevent further damage. Wipe down wooden furniture to prevent swelling and warping.

Document the Damage: Take photos or videos for insurance purposes. Before you begin cleanup efforts, document the extent of the water damage and any affected belongings.

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When a broken pipe causes water damage in your Beckley home or commercial business in Beckley, our local Beckley team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 304-253-6633.

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