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Disaster Plus’ Emergency Tips

With over 30 years of experience treating water damaged properties, Disaster Plus has nearly seen it all. In the event that a water disaster strikes your property, take a look at our tips below:

Water Damage Emergency Tips- What to do until help arrives…


  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place; dry them as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors
  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don’t use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixture if ceiling is wet. Keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.


  • 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 (check for possible bleeding).
  • Place aluminum foil, china saucers, or unfinished wood blocks underneath furniture legs to prevent legs from touching wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for max drying in the summer; open windows to speed dry in winter.
  • Remove oriental rugs or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.
  • Open drawers and cabinet doors for complete drying. Do not force drawers open.
  • Remove valuable paintings, photographs, and art objects to safe place.

Julia Ann Norris Lead Restoration Technician

As the daughter of Disaster Plus’ presidents Fred and Tracy Norris, Julia Ann is unwavering in her pursuit to help Disaster Plus be the absolute best company that it can be. She is IIRC certified in Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying. Julia Ann considers it an honor and a privilege to work for the business that her parents created. Both Disaster Plus customers and employees alike have praised Julia Ann for possessing one the strongest work ethics. She says she loves the work that she does, “Because it involves helping people, which yields a priceless reward.” In her free time, Julia Ann enjoys being with friends and writing and performing her original music on the piano.