Water Damage from flooding?

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?


  • Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.


  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.


  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!


Water and Flood Care tips

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What not to do after a flood

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.


  • Don’t leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.


  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.


  • Don’t use television or other household appliances.


  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.