Home Flood Do’s and Don’ts

Home Flooding Don’ts

  • Don’t Panic – Call Disaster Restoration immediately. Time is not on you side  – act quickly to prevent further water damage and dangerous mold growth.
  • 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.  This is very dangerous and could lead to electric shock.
  • 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 cause shrinkage and potentially ruin the carpet if it isn’t ruined already.
  • Stay out of any room where the ceiling is sagging.
  • Do not store damp items in plastic bags, this will cause hazardous mold growth.

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.
  • Remove furniture from any water damaged areas as soon as possible.
  • 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.

 

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