Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Safety is always the first priority during a water damage situation. Consider:
- Is the water contaminated? If it is, leave the affected area.
- Is it safe to stay in the house? If your ceilings are buckling, leave immediately.
- Is there live electricity in the affected area? Do not handle anything compromised.
- Slip and fall accidents are very common. People tend to slip as they step from wet flooring or carpet to dry.
- Wet materials gain weight as they absorb water. Be careful when lifting them. If it’s too heavy, leave it in place and allow our technicians to handle it.
If you’re not sure about the safety of your property during a water damage, move family members and pets away from damaged areas. Wait for our team of professionals to arrive. We will assess the property upon arrival and begin water damage restoration efforts.
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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.