Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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Leaking pipes, burst sewer lines, and natural disasters can often leave your business or home severely water damaged. If your property is affected by water damage, it’s critical to identify the cause and act to avoid further destruction.
Water can move quickly and spread into the most unsuspecting places such as walls, ceilings, under floorboards, and under appliances and cause more unexpected damage. While you’re waiting for help to arrive, follow the tips above of things to do and not to do to help make mitigation quicker and safer so we can help get your property and life back to normal.
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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.