Do's and Don'ts When Experiencing a Water Damage
- üRemove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
- ü Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and table top items.
- ü Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for even drying.
- ü Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- ü Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
- ü Remove Oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.
- ü Remove valuable paintings and art objects to a safe, dry place.
- ü Open and place luggage, in sunlight to dry, if possible.
- ü Gather loose items, toys, etc. from floors.
- ü Leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
- ü Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.
- ü Use your household vacuum to remove water.
- ü Use TVs or other household appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
- ü Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.