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.