Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
After experiencing water damage, ensuring safety is the top priority. Here's what you need to know:
- Assess the safety of staying in the house, being mindful of electrical and "slip and fall" hazards.
- Only perform activities that are safe for you to handle.
- Take caution when dealing with heavy, wet materials.
- In a water damage emergency, contact us at (425) 454-3900 for immediate assistance.
To address the aftermath of flooding:
- Remove excess water through mopping and blotting.
- Wipe down wood furniture and prop up wet upholstery and cushions.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs on wet carpeting.
- Utilize air conditioning for optimal drying in the summer.
- Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting and relocate art objects to a dry place.
- Gather loose items from the floor.
Avoid the following after flooding:
- Leaving wet fabrics in place; hang furs and leather goods to dry.
- Leaving books or colored items on wet carpet or floors.
- Using household vacuum cleaners or household appliances.
- Turning on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet or entering rooms with sagging ceilings.
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What To Do After Flooding
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
- Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
- Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
- Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
- Gather loose items from floors.
What NOT To Do After Flooding
- Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
- Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
- Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
- Don't use television or other household appliances.
- Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.