Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water damage can happen at any time and for any reason in Warren. SERVPRO of St Clair Shores responds to more water damage emergencies each year than any other type of property damage emergency. Aside from pipes bursting and appliances failing, Michigan’s weather can be unpredictable and intense. Warren residents are familiar with severe weather events like flooding and thunderstorms that cause water intrusion and damage.

Our water restoration technicians are on-call and ready to respond to any water damage event no matter what time of day or night you need our help. We use state-of-the-art extraction and drying equipment, and we monitor and document the drying process. As a trusted leader in water damage restoration, you can rely on the SERVPRO of St Clair Shores professionals to restore the damage quickly and efficiently.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (586) 741-5050

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.