Water and Flood Damage Dos and Dont's

If you are affected by a water or flood damage situation, it is crucial to have a professional address the problem as soon as possible. There are important steps you, as a homeowner or business owner can take to minimize the damages to your property when you first detect water or flood damage.


  • Remove as much excess water by mopping.
  • Wipe water from wood furniture.
  • Prop up wet upholstery cushions
  • Place aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet carpet.
  • Turn on air conditioning in the summer; Turn up the heat and crack open the windows in the winter.
  • Punch small holes in sagging ceilings and place pans beneath.


  • Leave wet fabrics in place. Dry as soon as possible.
  • Leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.
  • Use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet floors.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet.
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