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Help! My Kitchen has flooded!

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Homeowner looking at flooded kitchen Don't Panic! Call SERVPRO of Venice to cleanup and restore your flooded kitchen!

Help! My Kitchen has flooded!

As soon as you walk downstairs or into your kitchen area, your senses kick in and immediately you know that there is a problem. A strange odor is in the air, there are some weird noises, you feel wetness coming through your socks or slippers, and then you see it: water is everywhere on your kitchen floor!

You see not just a wet floor though, as your eyes move around, you also notice that the cabinets, appliances, bar stools, and anything that touches the floor are now soaked in water. Avoid panicking! Now is the time to take action, and do it fast to avoid further damage to your home. Following these next steps will help you prevent more damage and allow for quicker restoration of your home. 

The number one thing to keep in mind is YOUR SAFETY! If you do not feel comfortable or safe doing any of these steps, call for help immediately. 

How to Deal With a Flooded Kitchen

If the flooding is small, and you are able to stop the source of the water damage, then you may be able to clean it up quickly and on your own. From our experience, this is not the case in most water damage events. If you are not sure of what to do, call your local SERVPRO Cleanup and Restoration company to assist. Following are tips to help minimize the damage and the amount of restoration needed to get your home back to normal. 

  1. Turn off the water: If you can see that the water leak can be stopped by closing the supply line valves (normally located under the sink), or if not sure turn the main water line off. Pro-TIP: Notate where your main water line shutoff is located before you have an accident! Tag it if possible and let any other family members know where it is. In most cases the main water shutoff is located in the garage before the hot water heater, or on the side of the road. If you cannot find it, call your water supply company.
  2. Turn off the power: For any room that is affected with water damage, you want to turn off the water until you know it is safe. After you have turned off the power, and you can safely do so, unplug any appliances, TV’s, or anything else electrically powered.
  3. Turn off gas/propane: Flooding can potentially damage gas supply lines, regulators, and burners. If damage is noticed, have your appliances inspected to ensure they are still safely operable. 
  4. Clear the room: Move anything that you safely can to a dry area of your home, such as a patio, garage, or any other room that has a hard flooring surface. Remember that water damaged furniture can stain. So if you have to put it in a carpeted room or if the furniture is too heavy to move, use some kind of blocker to prevent staining. Aluminum foil and wood or Styrofoam blocks can help prevent water wicking up the furniture and from staining to occur.
  5. Remove the water: Safely remove as much water as possible. DO NOT use a household vacuum. Only use mops, brooms, or if you have access to one, a wet/dry vacuum to remove the water. 
  6. What’s the damage: Take a look at the flooded areas. If the job is too big and you’ve noticed that the baseboards, cabinets doors or kick plates are swollen, you will want to contact a cleanup and restoration company. Professional water extractors, air movers, dehumidifiers, and other dry out equipment will ensure that your property is properly dried out, and helps reduce the possibility for a mold outbreak. Most companies, like SERVPRO of Venice, offer 24/7 emergency services for water damage because we know that time is of the essence. The quicker it can be dried, the less damage you will have and the lower the cost to restore your kitchen.

Professional Tip: Be prepared for when disaster hits by creating an Emergency Ready Profile  (ERP) for your home and/or business. There is no cost or commitment for using this service. Our goal is to help you be better prepared for when a natural or man-made catastrophic event occurs. This ERP allows you to notate where your property’s shut offs are located, emergency contact numbers for local authorities and your vendors, and other critical information to help reduce damage when disaster strikes. 

If your home or business has experienced a flooded kitchen, please give SERVPRO of Venice a call at 941-484-7777 for fast and professional cleanup and restoration services.

Top 5 Do's and Don'ts For Water Damage (Clean Water)

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

Homeowner using the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile App after flooding in her kitchen Be Prepared at your home or business with the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile App!

If your home has suffered from water damage (from a 'clean source') your safety and the safety of everyone in your household should be the primary focus: Is it safe to stay in the house; be aware of electrical and trip hazards, as they are some of the most common concerns; be aware of your limitations, if you are not sure of your ability, do not attempt; and remember, wet materials can be very heavy, so be careful!

Once you are back in the building and feel it is safe to do so, keep these tips in mind.

To do:

  1. Make sure the source is shut off. If you need to, contact a licensed plumber to assist you.
  2. Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  3. Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  4. Place aluminum foil or foam/wood blocks between furniture legs and wet flooring.
  5. Pick up and secure any loose items from wet floors.

What NOT to do after water damage:

  1. Do not enter into rooms or buildings where an electrical shock hazard my be present.
  2. Do not leave books, newspapers, magazines, or any other printed items that may cause staining on your floors.
  3. Do not use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, as you could cause an electric shock or damage the vacuum.
  4. Do not use your television or other household appliances on or near wet flooring.
  5. Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet and stay out of rooms where the ceiling is sagging.

For more tips, please visit our Water Damage Tips page. If you have had a water damage and need our services, please give us a call, 24/7, at 941-484-7777.

Faster to your Venice Florida Water Damage Event

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Venice provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Venice Florida

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

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Venice arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 941-484-7777

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Venice

SERVPRO of Venice specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Certifications

  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • OSHA - Other Training
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician

Affiliations

  • MOGCI (Manager of Gulf Coast Inc.)
  • Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce
  • Venice Area Board of Realtors
  • CAI WEST FLORIDA CHAPTER

Awards

  • Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month

Venice 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Venice provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Osprey, Nokomis, Casey Key, Venice, Englewood, and North Port.

SERVPRO of Venice is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.


We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 941-484-7777


We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Venice has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.


What to Expect


When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.


Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:



  • Your name and contact information

  • Your insurance information (if applicable)

  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business

  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?

  • What caused the water damage (if known)?

  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?


About SERVPRO of Venice


SERVPRO of Venice specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.