Water Damage Emergency Tips – Dont’s

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What NOT To Do In A Water Damage Emergency

    • DON’T remove water with an ordinary household vacuum. It can be dangerous, ineffective and damages the vacuum.
    • DON’T use electrical appliances while standing on wet carpet or floors.
    • DON’T enter rooms where there is standing water if electricity is still on, it could carry a shock.
    • DON’T turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet and stay away from sagging ceilings.
    • DON’T rip up the carpet and pad. This could cause permanent damage to the materials.
    • DON’T attempt to dry carpeting with an electrical heater. It will only dry the surface and not dry the pad.
    • DON’T turn up the heat above 68 degrees, as this will help cause mold to become active.
    • DON’T walk on wet carpet more than necessary in order to keep from spreading damage.
    • DON’T activate the HVAC system if it has been directly contacted by water, or might serve as a means of spreading contamination.
    • DON’T turn off power if the circuit box is wet. Call the Power company to turn it off instead!
    • DON’T use TV’s or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
    • DON’T leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible; Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

DON’T leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.

  • DON’T place newspaper in the traffic areas, because newspaper ink transfers easily.

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