Water Damage Restoration in Erie, PA
Need emergency water removal and restoration?
Erie Carpet Cleaners has got you covered as we work and are on standby around the clock,
24-hours a day for any and all emergency needs.
We know that emergency situations calls for readily reliable responses. That's why reaction time is critical when your house begins to flood.
The longer you wait to target, treat, and take care of the problem, the more damage it can cause to your home, office, and all its valuable belongings.
Erie Carpet Cleaners has the right equipment, knowledge, and know-how to restore your water damaged carpet, upholstery, and other household items in your home before the mold does.
Below we share significant steps you can do yourself to minimize the water damage until we arrive to extract the water out and restore your home or office back to the way it was.
10 ways to prevent water damage from occurring when your house is flooding
1) Stop the water - If you can safely find and figure out the source of where the water is coming from and stop it.
2) Turn off electricity - Only if it is safe to do so, turn of the power of the location that is affected by water and remove and any electrical devices.
3) Avoid electric shock - Do not try to take matters into your own hands unless you know how to. Using a shop vac or regular vacuum to suck up the water may result in electric shock.
4) Prevent walking on wet carpet - The less you walk across wet carpeting, the less you will drag it into other places through your home or office and the less mess you will need to fix and restore.
5) Remove smaller furniture items - Only move items that can be moved easily. Larger, heavier items like couches and china cabinets can wait for help. Maybe help to wrap the bottom of furniture legs with plastic or aluminum foil.
6) Avoid contact wit wet floor - This includes furniture that may be touch the wet floor. We advise pinning up couch skirts and drapers.
7) Remove delicate items - Any thing that is breakable, valuable, or holds some type of sentimental value to you should be removed from the area as long as it's safe.
8) Avoid turning on fans or heaters - We recommend not turning on heating or cooling equipment as bad as you are tempted to, it could make matters worse depending on the situation.
9) Plan for our arrival - Expect our restoration crew to enter and get the job done as quickly as possible. This includes moving your furniture into a dry area and the water extraction process.
10) Wash your hands - After dealing with wet and damaged items, it would be in your best interest to wash your hands. Especially in the case of a sewage-related incident.
Don't wait any longer, if there is flooding occurring in your house or office, call us immediately!
You'll be thankful that you did. 814-474-6430