Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Best tip for water damage is also the simplest one: avoid it. In order to do so, maintenance will be the key. Plumbers inspection would be the most efficient but depending on your location and general structure of the system price might become a factor. Those that feel skilled, can do it yourself. Pressure check test gauge can be purchased online for a few dollars. It is recommended to replace washer hoses every 4 to 5 years and those are also fairly inexpensive, fridge hose, if your fridge has one, is also affordable. The rest water connectors needs visual inspection for leaks, rust, debris and mechanical condition. Let's be honest, we never do these things, but once done, it can save a lot of money and headaches. But if you even find yourself in need, we are here for you 24/7.
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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.