Water Damage Do’s and Don’ts

House Flooding Don’ts

  • Don’t Panic – Call Us Immediately.  Time is not on you side  – act quickly to prevent water damage.
  • Do not try to clean up standing water yourself with a vacuum cleaner!
  • Do not use electrical appliances or electrical equipment in flooded i.e. wet flooring or carpets.
  • Do not put you or your loved ones in jeopardy by going into a room that is flooded with electricity on.
  • Do not try to remove carpeting on your own this will shrinkage causing damage.
  • Stay out of rooms where the ceiling is sagging.
  • Do not store damp items in plastic bags — this will cause mold to grow.

House Flooding DO’s

  • Shut off the water ASAP to prevent any further safety hazards i.e., electrical shock and personal injury from slips and falls.
  • Quickly remove if you can furniture out of flooded areas.
  • Open windows, doors, drawers, cupboards and closets to allow for air circulation and start drying wet and damp areas.
  • Turn on air conditioning if flooding occurs in summer.
  • Turn on heater if flooding occurs in winter.