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Just Had a Flood? Here’s What to Do Now

If you’ve just experienced a water event, you might be wondering what

to do next: Seeping water damage is progressive, pervasive and can mean valuable objects may become permanently damaged – especially if emergency response is delayed beyond the first 48 hours. The longer items of value are exposed to moisture the more long term damage will happen. Call us immediately we’ve seen it all, and fixed every kind of flood and water damage imaginable.

Steps to Take as Soon as You Detect Water Damage

  • Remain calm, it's easy to forget things during a stressful situation so if your thinking is clear the rest of these steps will go a lot better.

  • Close the water main or shut off any water source so flooding stops.

  • If you can’t stop the leak yourself, call a plumber.

  • Shut down the electrical breaker in damaged areas before unplugging or removing any electrical devices from the wet carpet or submerged areas.

  • Call Adderley Restoration at (812) 560-1857. Available 24/7/365.

  • Put aluminum foil under legs or feet of any furniture in contact with wet carpet or water to prevent permanent staining.

  • Lift any curtains or draperies away from wet carpet or water.

  • Lift and tack up any upholstered furniture skirts.

  • Remove books, papers, fabrics, shoes, potted plants or other items that are able to stain wet carpet.

  • Call your insurance company. All policies require that homeowners or businesses report their loss "as soon as reasonably possible." 


         Avoid doing these things:

  • Using your home vacuum – electrical shock can result, as well as damage to the equipment

  • Placing newspaper in traffic areas to walk on – newspaper ink transfers easily to wet carpet fibers which results in permanent staining

  • Walking on carpet any more than necessary – this keeps damage from spreading to unaffected areas

When water invades your home or business, we respond fast. Whether 

you have a small leak or a total 

flood, time is key. We act fast by 

first extracting the water from the 

site before next steps are taken 

to properly dry out the area. Our mititagtion specialists are IICRC

certified and ready to help! 

  • Faulty plumbing

  • Water heaters

  • Leaks from appliances (garbage disposals, toilets, dishwashers)

  • Sump pump failure

  • Storm drain backup

  • Water sprayed to        extinguish fires

  • Natural disaster

  • Ice dams / leaky roofs

Common Events That Cause Water Damage

Most insurance claims require an estimate when

it comes to restoration services. Water damage is an exception to that and it has a lot to do with the possibility of mold and secondary water damage occurring until the structure has been completely dried out. Time is of the essence when it comes to water damage. Prompt, professional drying and mitigation is essential to reducing costs when a water damage

loss or flood occurs. Any delays, even delays

associated to getting estimates, generally

only increase the overall cost.

A common misconception  about  

water damage estimates.

Please give us a call @ 812-560-1857! We will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you through your water mitigation! 

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