What to do When your Kitchen Floods?
My Kitchen Flooded, Now What?
Whether waking up on a busy weekday morning or sleeping on the weekend, walking into a kitchen to the sight of standing water can send a homeowner into panic mode. If a broken pipe, a forgotten running sink or a malfunctioning appliance causes the flooded kitchen, the end result can lead to serious problems if the clean up isn’t done properly.
How to Dry Out a Kitchen?
Whether it is a small water leak to a large area of standing water, rapid response is the first steps to take. Here is a list of best practices to further potential damage.
- Identify the source of the water leak, and turn off the water supply to the house.
- Turn off power due to potential electrocution issues
- Remove all furniture and rugs to a dry area
- Remove as much water as possible with a wet/dry shop vacuum, mop or towels
- Open all drawers, cabinets, and closest that may have gotten wet to allow circulation
- Encourage air circulation by turning on fans, opening windows and running the air conditioner.
- If the damaged area is large, take photos and document the damage. Contact your homeowner’s insurance agent
- Contact SERVPRO of Mobile County and check out our water damage tips on our website for further suggestions until our First Responder arrives onsite.