Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water damage to your home or business is a very serious matter. If not taken care of quickly and effectively it could leave your property prone to mold growth. Letting mold sprout and grow will lead to harmful toxins being spread around your property for you and your family, or your employees and customers. It is important that you get any water damage cleaned up and properly dealt with soon after it happens or is discovered to prevent any of that from happening. After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be to make sure that your property is safe before use:

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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.