Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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The most important thing to remember when it comes to water damage is: Safety First!  Whether you have a busted pipe, a leaking roof, or a overflowing toilet,  you must first determine whether or not it is safe to remain in your home.  One of the most hazardous situations that comes with water damage is electrical issues.  Another serious concern is the potential risk of personal injury by slipping and falling.  Be cautious when performing any activities around the water damage.  Wet materials are often extremely heavy.  It is best to leave the damage to the professionals to avoid any injuries or further damage to your property.  

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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.