You walk in from a nice vacation, and decide you better get some laundry going since it’s back to work tomorrow. Except when you walk downstairs everything is wet. The carpet is squishy, the ceiling is dripping. What do you do next? Obviously, call a professional, like Anchor Water Damge & Restoration. But there are also some precautions you and your family should take while you’re waiting for us to arrive.
Before entering the affected area:
- Turn off the power
- Attempt to locate the source of water and shut it off, if possible.
- Use caution when walking on the wet floors
Once the area has been secured:
- Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe furnishing dry.
- Block furnishings with pieces of wood on styrofoam. Be careful not to place anything with dye or color against damp surfaces as they may bleed.
- Lift any Window treatments off carpet, loop through a non-metal coat hanger and hang on drapery rod.
- Remove wet area rugs on other floor coverings
- Move photos, paintings and art to a safe, dry area
- Open furniture drawers, closet doors and luggage to enhance drying.
- Remove damp books from shelves and spread out to dry
Important DO NOT’S with Water Damage:
- Never use an ordinary household vacuum to remove water.
- Never use electrical appliances while on wet floors
- Never go into rooms with standing water if the electricity is on.
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