You home can incur serious damage in the event of a broken pipe, sewage backup, roof leaks, and flooding from Monsoon storms.
It’s important to act quickly to minimize odor and bacteria growth, as well as damage to furniture and structural damage to your house.
What to Do First
- Call Arizona First Response at 480-695-4641 – we’ll send a crew out immediately 24/7.
- Ventilate wet areas. Turn on the air conditioning for accelerated drying in the summer. Remove standing water from flat surfaces by mopping and blotting.
- Remove wet rugs or other floor coverings not permanently attached. Do not attempt to start removing your wall-to-wall carpet.
- Stay out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
- Transport computers to a dry environment. Remove cases and blow dry with low pressure air.
- Remove any artwork and paintings from the wall if affected by water damage.
- Place aluminum foil squares, china saucers or wood blocks under furniture legs to avoid carpet staining.
Water Damage Don’ts….
- DON’T operate TV’s, vacuums or other appliances while standing on wet carpet or floors, especially not wet concrete floors. Serious injury may result.
- DON’T use heat to dry closed building interiors; mildew and expanded moisture damage may result.
- Do not enter a room with standing water until electricity has been turned off.
Although water damage to your home can be traumatic, don’t panic. a number of water damage problems can be resolved without having to file an insurance claim. So, if possible, don’t call your insurance carrier immediately! It’s always best to have a professional damage company assess your circumstances first, to establish the extent of the loss while minimizing any additional damage from happening to your home or belongings.
Fire and Smoke Damage
What to Do First
Call Arizona First Response at 480-695-4641 – we’ll send a crew out immediately 24/7
- Ventilate the area – open all doors and windows.
- Items that have been totally destroyed by the fire should be disposed of immediately to avoid contaminating the area further.
- Be sure to wear a face mask, goggles, and gloves to protect yourself from soot and toxic chemicals that may have been released.