Stop Further Water Damage with These Tips
If you find yourself experiencing a water loss in your home, follow along for some tips on how to prevent further damage to your home and furniture. If you are able, shut off the source of the water. Sometimes storms can bring water into your home, but if you have a leak inside your home, turn the water supply to your house off first. This will prevent any more leaking in your home until you can call the experts in to assess the damage and come up with a plan of action for remediation. If you have light flooding or a small water loss, protect your wooden furniture from rising water by wrapping the legs with aluminum foil or placing wood blocks under the wooden legs.
Do not use your household vacuum to remove water
Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet.
Don’t leave wet fabrics up. Hang furs and leather goods.
Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer.
Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting to prevent staining.
Move art objects to a safe, dry place.
If you have light flooding or a small water loss, protect your wooden furniture from rising water by wrapping the legs with aluminum foil or placing wood blocks under the wooden legs.
This knowledge can help save you from an even bigger headache during your water damage, so don't forget to bookmark this page to refer back to in case of emergency, and call the pros at 940-241-3434.