Flood/Water Damage Emergency Tips

Dos

• If the outside temperature is moderate to hot, use
dehumidifiers if available.

• Use fans to circulate the air and assist drying.

• Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.

• Wipe furniture dry.

• Lift draperies off carpet, loop through a non-metal coat hangar, and place hangar on the drapery rod.

• Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying.

• Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings.

• Open furniture drawers, closet doors and luggage to
enhance drying.

• Move photos, paintings and art objects to a safe, dry location.

• Remove wet fabrics and dry them as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

• Remove damp books from shelves and spread out to dry.

• If damage occurs during a cool season, leave heat on; if in summer, use an air conditioner if available.

Don'ts

• Do not use an ordinary household vacuum to remove water.

• Do not use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or wet floors.

• Do not go into rooms with standing water if the electricity is on.

• Do not lift tacked down carpet without professional help. Lifting the carpet incorrectly could promote shrinkage.

• Do not wait to call for professional help. Damage from the water and bacteria growth can begin within hours.


 
  The EPA recommends having your carpets cleaned every
6 months.

Carpets actually hold otherwise air born allergens like a filter.

Don't take our word for it. Run your hand over your carpet in a well lit room and see what is released into the air.

Providing that your carpet is kept clean and dry, your carpets will promote a healthier home.

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