Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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West Virginia is a beautiful state that averages 45 inches of rain and 33 inches of snow each year. The Mountain State boasts 46 named rivers and numerous lakes. It is no wonder that from 1967 to 2020, Raleigh County suffered over 14 flood disasters! Along with flooding, the City of Beckley and the surrounding communities experience thunderstorms and hail, and these severe weather events all contribute to water damage.

SERVPRO of Beckley has been responding to water damage emergencies for over 22 years in the communities of Beckley, Sophia, and Shady Springs, out in Pineville and Mullens, and west of Beckley in Oceana and Glen Daniel. We witness firsthand the damage water causes to a home or business, and we have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to clean and restore water damage no matter how big the job is.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (304) 253-6633

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.