Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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The best tip for water damage is also the simplest one: avoid it before it happens. In order to do so, maintenance will be the key. Getting a plumber’s inspection would be the most efficient but depending on your location and general structure of the system price might become a factor. Those that feel skilled, can do it yourself. Pressure check test gauge can be purchased online for a few dollars. It is recommended to replace washer hoses every 4 to 5 years and those are also fairly inexpensive, fridge hose, if your fridge has one, is also affordable. The rest water connectors need a visual inspection for leaks, rust, debris, and mechanical condition. Let's be honest, we never do these things, but once done, it can save a lot of money and headaches. But if you even find yourself in need, we are here for you 24/7. Contact SERVPRO of Hawaii/Maui to schedule an appointment.

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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.