Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
You found our tips page, it's likely you've found this page because you've recently experienced a water damage event in your home. Well, you found the right place.
Water damage is shocking, "not me right?"
It's tempting to think that water damage is not a regular occurrence, but the statistics tell another story. Thirty-seven percent of homeowners claim to have experienced a water damage loss, the average life span of a washing machine hose, 8.7 years, and nearly 14,000 people a day experience some sort of water damage event.
We say all this to say: water damage happens... regularly.
To help you navigate next steps we've collected a list of tips, some things to do, other things to avoid; find these below.
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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.