Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first.
Is it safe to stay in the house or do you need to find other accommodations until the house is cleaned up?
If you decide to stay in the home be aware of slip and fall hazards.
Make sure it is safe to have the power on, where did the flood occur and did it affect the wiring in the home?
Most of all only do activities that are safe for you to perform, leave the rest to the professionals.
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What To Do After Flooding
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
- Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
- Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
- Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
- Gather loose items from floors.
What NOT To Do After Flooding
- Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
- Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
- Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
- Don't use television or other household appliances.
- Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.