Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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If you notice water damage in your home, it is important to note that it can cause mold within 24 hours if not treated. Here are a few tips to help you prevent further damage in your home.

  1. Make sure all outlets are disconnected. Unplug all appliances that are in the area where the water damage occurred.
  2. Do your best to remove any excess water by moping or blotting up the water.
  3. Remove loose items from the floor and all items that you may not want destroyed.
  4. Remove rugs from affected carpet and wood flooring.

In the summer time, it may also be a good idea to make sure that the air conditioning is on so that you may help prevent the growth of mold and keep area as dry as you can until a professional can get out to place proper drying equipment.

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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.