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What you can do until help arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

What TO DO After Flooding

  • Be extremely careful of wet, slippery floors, which are the greatest cause of accidental injuries after water damage.
  • If possible, keep indoor temperature below 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) until the specialist arrives.
  • Turn off electricity at the breakers in the affected rooms or areas.
  • Place draperies through coat hangers and hang them on the rod to prevent water circles.
  • 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.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather and remove loose items from floors.
  • Contact a plumber, roofer, HVAC, or other qualified trade professional to repair water source.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Do NOT leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Do NOT leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Do NOT use your household vacuum to remove water as this may cause electrical shock.
  • Do NOT use television or other household appliances.
  • Do NOT turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet.
  • Do NOT remain in a room if the ceiling is sagging.

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