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.