Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water damage can happen when you least expect it. Sometimes the toilet overflows, the sink leaks, or the basement floods. If you’ve experienced recent water damage in your home, the professionals at SERVPRO® of Harrisburg West are here to help. We know that water damage not only degrades your home’s value but also poses a serious threat to your family’s health. Standing water and damp spots are breeding grounds for dangerous mold, which could easily spread throughout your entire home in a matter of days. To prevent your water damages from getting worse, let the trained technicians at SERVPRO® do the job right.

We’re a team of water damage specialists who arrive immediately during a water damage emergency. We’ll inspect and assess the damages, then professionally remove and extract any remaining water in your home. After that, we’ll dry and dehumidify your home before performing any necessary cleaning and repairs. Once this process is done, our team will then begin restoring your home to its preloss condition.

All SERVPRO® of Harrisburg West employees are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration) certified. Each employee also goes through a voluntary, self-paced Employee Certification Training program so they can keep learning even while they’re out in the field. Whether you’re in Boiling Springs, Shippensburg, Mechanicsburg, Mount Holly Springs, or Lemoyne, PA, we are here to help. We dedicate ourselves to performing professional, high-quality service at each and every job!

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (717) 761-2173

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.