Water Damage…What to do?

  • If you can’t stop the flow of water, DO contact a plumber immediately.
  • If possible, DO keep the indoor temperature below 70 degrees. This helps prevent microbial growth.
  • DO place foil or plastic below furniture legs to prevent rust or furniture stains on flooring.
  • DO turn off the electricity to all affected rooms.
  • DO loop draperies through coat hangers and hang them from the rod to prevent water circles.
  • DO remove items from the floor in affected closets.
  • DO remove breakable items from furniture that will need to be moved for professional clean up.
  • DO remove area rugs from of wet carpet.
  • Do NOT use a household vacuum as this may cause an electrical shock.
  • DO not to walk on wet carpeting, if at all possible, as this may spread water to unaffected areas.