Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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Water Damage Tips for your Home or place of Business
- Can you identify the water source?
- Turn off any and all electrical appliances that are in the area.
- Remove all area rugs to prevent bleeding or staining
- Lift any curtains, drapes and bed skirts off the floor to prevent dye transfer.
- Remove any items stored under bed.
- Move wall hangings and paper products to a safe, dry location.
- Remove and wipe access water from furniture.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
- DO NOT use ANY electrical items or appliances
- DO NOT enter rooms if ceilings are sagging
- DO NOT turn off ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet
- DO NOT use electrical dry or heaters to dry carpets
Safety First...should be your primary focus.
- Materials that are saturated and wet can be heavy. Be careful.
- Is it safe to stay in the house? Are the ceilings sagging, is the floor popping up?
- Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
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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.