Call 877-CAN-HELP (226-4537) or Your Local Dry Patrol Immediately
When it comes to water emergencies and flooding, time is everything. Within 72 hours, standing floodwaters can become “black”, meaning they are contaminated and a danger to the health of your family as well as cleaning crews. Call the experts at Dry Patrol right away.
Shut Off Water
If you know where your home’s main water valve is, shut off all water to the affected area. If you cannot stop the flow of water, contact a plumber.
Televisions & Appliances
Do not use televisions or other electrical appliances. If the ceiling is wet do not use overhead fans.
Water and excess humidity can be harmful to humans and pets. Make sure children, the elderly and anyone with a compromised immune system is moved to another location.
Furniture and other household items can act as sponges during water emergencies and make the damage even more extensive. Remove everything possible from the affected area.
Document Initial Emergency
You’ll want to be able to measure drying progress as you remediate the situation. Start by getting a benchmark of the initial damage and volume of standing water.