Water damage from clean water
Shut off the source
of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop water source.
Turn off circuit
breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power
distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping
Wipe excess water
from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
Remove and prop up
wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
Place aluminum foil
or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
Remove to a safe
dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents or other
materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
Hang draperies with
coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
Hang furs and
leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
Enter rooms with
standing water where electrical shock hazard may exist.
areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical
equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock
newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to
Leave Oriental rugs
or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall to cause staining.
Use your household
vacuum cleaner to remove water; possibly causing electrical shock or or
damage to the vacuum cleaner.
Use TVs or other
appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on
wet concrete floors.
Turn on ceiling
fans if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from