Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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When Hurricane Sandy struck "Lil' Rhody" in 2012, Rhode Islanders were panicked and flustered for the duration of the storm. Many were not prepared for the storm and it happened so fast. Flash flooding, strong winds, rain, and huge ocean waves encapsulated the Ocean state and the whole East Coast, leaving thousands without electricity with significant areas of South County affected. Our expert team of Technicians were on the scene immediately and provided disaster relief for so many families of Northern Rhode Island. SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island is your go-to company for any restoration needs both during and after hurricane and storm damage. We promise to all of our customers that we'll make it "Like it never even happened." 

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (401) 949-9955

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.