Water damage dos and do not dos
Unfortunately water damage does happen. Acting quickly can be the difference between major damage and minor.
Here are some tips to keep in mind in the event of a water damage disaster.
What To Do After Flooding
- Blot and mop excess water.
- Remove lamps and items from tabletops and wipe excess water from wood furniture.
- 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.
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