Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Knowing how to prepare and deal with potential flooding in the Bolivar, Sunflower, or Washington county business in advance can affected how much of your property that can be stored.  Below are tips to follow until help arrives:

Determine if your property is in a floodplain.

In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by local emergency management officials.

Carefully assess how your company functions to determine which staff, materials, procedures, and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating.

Plan for payroll continuity

Review your emergency plans annually. Just as your business changes over time, so do your preparedness needs.

Visit https://www.ready.gov/plan for a comprehensive plan and to learn about emergency plans for your state.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (662) 846-1700

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.