Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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When faced with a water damage event, prioritize safety before professional help arrives:

  • Assess the situation: Determine if it's safe to stay in your home.
  • Consider electrical hazards: Be cautious around electricity and water.
  • Avoid slips and falls: Tread carefully on wet surfaces.
  • Ventilate the area: Open windows and doors for better airflow.
  • Know your limits: Only perform activities within your capacity.
  • Handle wet materials carefully: Be aware of increased weight from water.
  • Document the damage: Take photos for insurance purposes.
  • Contact your insurer: Notify your insurance company promptly.

By following these concise tips, you can manage the situation safely and prepare for 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.