Flood: Dos & Don'ts
In case of a flood, here are some tips that can help you minimize damages, save you time and money and actually avoid an unhealthy experience.
Do not do this:
8 Use your household vacuum to remove water. Use a  wet-vac instead to start the process.
8 Leave wet fabrics in place. Dry them as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods then dry separately at room temperature.
8 Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors. Newspaper and magazine ink can stain the carpet.
8 Use your television or other appliances while standing on wet carpet or floors. Especially not on wet concrete floors.
8 Remove carpet from tact board if you have wool carpet until the water has been removed. Shrinkage may occur.
8 Make any cuts in your carpet or in seams. You may fray carpet.
8 Leave carpet in the house after it has been flooded over a long period of time.  Approximately 1 week without any extraction occurring. This is hazardous to your health. Remove padding at the same time.
Do this instead:
8 Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting. Only use newspapers as a last resort.
8 Wipe as much excess water from wood furniture after   removal of lamps and tables top items.
8 Place aluminum foil, saucers or unstained wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting. Wood stains may permanently stain carpet.
8 Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying. Check for possible bleeding fabric.
8 Open windows slightly to dry quickly in the winter. Moisture must escape when drying. Turn on heater if possible  Set up fans if there is no standing water near that fan.
8 Remove Oriental or other colored rugs off wet wall to wall carpeting.
8 Punch small holes in sagging ceilings to relieve trapped water. Do not remove any loose paint off ceiling.
8 Remove valuable paintings and objects to a safe place. Open drawers and cabinets after water has been removed to expedite the drying process.

 

 

 

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