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