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Do's and Don'ts
For the property owner

DO:

  • Call us ASAP!
  • Wipe water from wood surfaces.
  • Place plastic or aluminum foil under furniture legs.
  • Move paintings and other objects to a dry place.
  • Open drawers, doors and cabinets for complete drying.
  • In summer, turn on air conditioning for maximum drying; in winter, heat area to 74-76 degrees and operate dehumidifier fans.
  • Prop up or remove wet furniture cushions.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible with wet vacuuming, mopping or blotting.

 

 

DON'T:

  • Leave wet fabrics in place.
  • Attempt to use any electrical equipment while standing on wet carpet or concrete floors.
  • Do not leave any colored items on carpeting.
  • Turn on walls or ceiling fixtures (lights or fans) as the wiring may be damaged.
  • Use ordinary vacuum to remove water.
  • Wait to call for professional help. Bacteria and mold growth can begin within hours (even more so in warm weather).

FIRE Damage Do's and Don'ts WATER Damage Do's and Don'ts SMOKE Damage Do's and Don'ts WIND Damage Do's and Don'ts
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