Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
After experiencing water damage, follow these essential tips to minimize further harm:
What To Do After Water Damage:
- Remove excess water: Use mops and towels to mop up and blot excess water.
- Protect furniture: Wipe off water from wood furniture and prop up wet upholstery and cushions.
- Elevate furniture: Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs to prevent contact with wet carpeting.
- Maximize airflow: Turn on air conditioning for optimal drying, especially during summer.
- Safeguard valuable items: Remove art objects and gather loose items from the floor.
- Preserve wet fabrics: Hang up furs and leather goods to dry separately.
- Remove colored items: Lift colored rugs from wet carpeting to prevent bleeding.
- Prioritize safety: Keep away from rooms with sagging ceilings and avoid turning on ceiling fixtures.
What NOT To Do After Water Damage:
- Avoid leaving wet fabrics in place: Hang up furs and leather goods to dry separately.
- Don't leave colored items on wet carpet or floors: Remove books, magazines, and other colored objects to prevent staining.
- Refrain from using household vacuums: Household vacuums are not designed to remove water and may cause electrical hazards.
- 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.