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Water Damage Tips

Emergency Tips

Please refer to our Water Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

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.
Kitchen flood

Water Damage in a Kitchen

The cracked sink in this home resulted in extensive damage to the outdated asphalt floor tiles. Because SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster, we arrived speedily and mitigated the water damage. Though we removed the tiles lifting due to loss of adhesion to the floor, we salvaged the cabinets and appliances. We are here to help, 24/7.

Bedroom ceiling caving in from water damage. Ceiling fan light is on.

Most Common Causes of Water Damage

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Call today to remove and repair water damage. You can reach us at (281) 412-6211.

Water Heater Leak

On the outside it can be hard to see a leak, but you will notice it quickly once water starts draining into your carpet and on your belongings. Water Heaters are among the top causes of water damages in a residence. If you suspect there is something wrong with your Water Heater call a plumber asap. But if the worst happens, you can always call SERVPRO of Friendswood/Pearland!

Access Holes

When a water damage occurs, access holes need to be drilled into the sides of cabinetry and some walls. Though they appear alarming they allow our tools to thoroughly dry all moisture present wherever it may be. This prevents the growth of mildew and mold in your home. Do not despair, the holes are easily repaired afterwards!

A Crack In The Ceiling

Backed up water pressure caused the ceiling in this home to visibly split and leak in between the stories of the home. It wasn't until the homeowners began to notice a dripping from the ceiling that something was wrong. Remember to look up from time to time.

Soaking Furniture

When water soaks into your carpet it sucks it up like a sponge. Any furniture left to sit in the water begins to slowly soak it up as well. Caught early on, some damages can be repaired. The dresser foot seen here is actually still in a repairable stage.

Water Trails

Water was pooling in the attic of this home for an extended period of time. Though the ceiling remained in tact, the water started dripping along the sided of the wall and was left to dry. If not cleaned, it leaves behind a yellowing trail of tears like the ones seen here. 

Toilet Supply Line

Did you know that most of our calls are from customers with supply line leaks? 

We highly suggest you check all of your supply lines (toilets, ice makers, dish washer, and washing machine) and upgrade to a ball valve for all of your connections. 

  • Made from an alloy of copper and zinc, brass valves offer malleability and corrosion resistance, with added durability. Brass valves are stronger and harder than copper, yet more malleable than steel and iron, allowing them to resist cracking. They will not rust.


Water Heater Overflow Cleanup

One of the most prevalent causes of indoor flooding is water heater overflows.  

Water can damage your home in many ways. Most of the time it's an external threat, but sometimes a leak from inside can cause just as much, or even more, damage.

For example, a leak in the water heater in the Union County, Pa., Government Center unleashed 2,000 gallons of water in early July; this affected about 12,000 square feet of the building, and the estimated repair cost totaled $100,000.

Must have been a massive water heater, right? Not really. All of the damage was caused by a leak in a 30-gallon water heater, smaller than many of the ones found in residences.