Clean Water Damage
What to DO:
-Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
-Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electric shock.
- Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
-Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
- Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpet and floors.
- Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
What NOT TO DO:
- Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
-Enter effected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
-Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors to cause staining.
- Leave oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
-Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
- Use TV's or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
- Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter room where ceilings are sagging from retained water.