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Water can cause an incredible amount of damage to your home, but there are far worse consequences that water damage can leave behind. There are many types of injuries or serious accidents that can occur after a home has been flooded. You should always make sure to call a professional water restoration technician, immediately after you’ve experienced water damage to your home. Injuries can range from a common slip and fall accident, to a much severe electrocution, due to an exposed wire. You should always avoid using or going anywhere near electrical appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors. Don’t try to clean up the water with your vacuum either, let the pros help you out.

There are a few steps you can take, to make sure that your home is safe, until help arrives.

  • Shut off water source if possible.
  • Lift your drapes or curtains off the floor, and loop them through a coat hanger and hang on curtain rod.
  • Open closet doors, furniture drawers and luggage to help while drying.
  • Remove any wet fabrics and dry immediately.
  • Wipe furniture to remove excess water.
  • Move paintings, valuables and photos to a safe, dry place.
  • Remove any wet rugs from the flooded areas.


Who Should You Call?


If your home has been affected by water damage, you need to seek professional assistance, right away. You should be extra careful around areas, where you would be most injury prone, such as staircases or marble floors. You should never go near any electrical outlets, or attempt to shut off electricity, while standing in a wet area. You might also want to avoid any areas, where the ceiling is leaking. If, however, you’ve experienced any serious injuries as a direct result of any water damage, you may want to consult an attorney or seek legal action as well. There are many lawyers who specialize in water damage, and will be able to help you out. You should always contact a water restoration company, as soon as you can. This is an emergency, and you cannot afford to take any risks. For the best in water restoration and mold remediation services, 911 Remediation, stands above the rest. We are always on call, and operate 24/7. Let our expert technicians help bring your house back to normal. Give us a call today for more information.