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Water Extraction Services
Water Extraction Service

What To Do If You Suffer a Water Loss

Water Loss

Because of our intense focus on microbial remediation, Midwest Remediation delivers the proper Standard of Care on all classes and categories of water loss on a wide range of residential and commercial properties.

In fact, we’re an Applied Structural Drying (ASD) certified company utilizing the industry’s most advanced technology to dry structures as rapidly as possible to minimize replacement costs and get operations back to normal fast.

Call our 24-hour Emergency Services line (317) 826-0940 and we’ll schedule our technicians to leave right away. Until we arrive, here are some things you can do to minimize additional damage and speed the process of getting you back to normal.

  • If you can access circuit breakers safely, turn off power in all affected areas.
  • If the water source is a leak, if it can be accessed safely, turn off the water at the shut-off valve.
  • If practical, mop the wet area, or blot the water with towels.
  • Remove anything that could cause staining on wet carpets, rugs or floors, such as newspapers, books and magazines.
  • Remove lamps and items from wood furniture and wipe the surfaces.
  • Remove wet upholstery cushions, propping them up in a dry area.
  • Place foil or plywood under furniture legs to separate them from wet carpet, rugs or flooring.
  • Remove all moisture sensitive items from the affected areas and put them in a dry, safe place.
  • Use clothespins to hold furniture skirts off of damp floors.
  • Hang draperies that have come into contact with wet carpeting.
  • Hang any affected furs and leather goods to dry at room temperature.
  • If the water did not originate from a clean source and is clearly contaminated, avoid all contact with wet areas.
  • If you have come into contact with contaminated water, wash affected areas immediately.
  • Do not spread water from room to room if the wet areas are clearly contaminated.
  • Heating or air conditioning units can spread contaminated air, so avoid turning them on.
  • Do not enter any room where there is an electric shock hazard from exposed outlets, switches, circuit breakers or equipment.
  • Do not use any electrical appliance, including ceiling fixtures or fans, while standing on wet carpet, concrete or flooring of any type.
  • Never try to extract water with a household vacuum cleaner or use household fans to attempt to dry the structure. These machines could get damaged or you could suffer an electric shock.