Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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After experiencing water damage, follow these essential tips to minimize further harm:

What To Do After Water Damage:

  1. Remove excess water: Use mops and towels to mop up and blot excess water.
  2. Protect furniture: Wipe off water from wood furniture and prop up wet upholstery and cushions.
  3. Elevate furniture: Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs to prevent contact with wet carpeting.
  4. Maximize airflow: Turn on air conditioning for optimal drying, especially during summer.
  5. Safeguard valuable items: Remove art objects and gather loose items from the floor.
  6. Preserve wet fabrics: Hang up furs and leather goods to dry separately.
  7. Remove colored items: Lift colored rugs from wet carpeting to prevent bleeding.
  8. Prioritize safety: Keep away from rooms with sagging ceilings and avoid turning on ceiling fixtures.

What NOT To Do After Water Damage:

  1. Avoid leaving wet fabrics in place: Hang up furs and leather goods to dry separately.
  2. Don't leave colored items on wet carpet or floors: Remove books, magazines, and other colored objects to prevent staining.
  3. Refrain from using household vacuums: Household vacuums are not designed to remove water and may cause electrical hazards.
  4. Avoid using household appliances: Keep television and other appliances turned off to prevent electrical mishaps.

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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.