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House Flooded? The Do's & Don'ts of What to Do

Water Damage Restoration – What to Do:

  • Turn off source of water if possible, but if you are unsure or it seems hazardous, please wait for a professional to assess the damage

  • Turn off electricity if safe to do so

  • Safely document all damage thru photos/video if possible

  • Try to contain the water within the affected area

  • Carefully remove as much standing water as possible through mopping or blot drying with a towel

  • Lift drapes off the floor by looping them through a coat hanger and hanging them on the curtain rod

  • Remove all area rugs from wet floors

  • Turn on the ventilation system to air out the affected area

  • Relocate all artwork and pictures to a safe, dry place

  • Open all closet doors, furniture drawers, and luggage to help dry them out

  • Remove wet fabrics and hang them up to dry right away

Water Damage Cleanup – What NOT to Do:

  • Do not turn off water if it is dangerous to do so

  • Do not use your vacuum cleaner to remove standing water

  • Do not place any newspaper on the floor

  • Do not enter any room with electrical or structural damage

  • Do not lift up any carpeting that is tacked down

  • Do not hesitate to call a water restoration professional

  • Do not try to clean up any sewage water yourself

  • Do not use any electrical appliances while standing on wet floors or carpets

  • Do not use heat to facilitate the drying process as this can encourage mold growth.

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