Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water damage is difficult. It effects us emotionally, financially and has the capacity to disrupt our day to day lives.

But water damage doesn’t have to do this to us. As we take things in stride and address problems in pieces and not the whole, water damage can become more easily understood. What seems insurmountable to you is a days work to a trained team. But still the questions remain, “what can I do?”

First, call a trained team to come and assess the problem areas and then build a plan to address the problem.

Second, we built some tips you can follow before the teams arrive. Things to think about in regard to safety.

Find those below. 

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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.