Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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After suffering five years of drought, Texoma residents saw relief when the rains began in December 2018. Relief soon turned to panic, as we witnessed Lake Texoma exceed 645 feet above sea level, and most area rivers overflowed their banks. In fact, most of Texoma was under flood warnings at the end of the year due to above average rainfall.
Events like these are not uncommon in Lawton and surrounding areas. That’s why we’re here. When damage happens, call the trained professionals at SERVPRO of Lawton.
Whether it’s storm damage, flood damage, water or sewer leak, our highly trained teams have the experience and the equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.”
Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (580) 699-2662
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.