The Do’s and Don’ts of Water Damage

Preventing water damage is the ultimate goal, but accidents still occur to even the most careful homeowners. The initial steps when a water damage event occurs are critical. Below you’ll find some water damage tips that can help you in the unfortunate event that water enters your home.

  • Try to stop the water flow
  • Remove as much excess water as possible
  • Towel dry wood furniture
  • Relocate all move-able items to a dry place
  • Place wood blocks under furniture
  • Pin up draperies and upholstery skirts
  • Call an expert!
  • Go near contaminated (sewer) water
  • Use electrical appliances or outlets in or near wet areas
  • Use your household vacuum to extract water
  • Place wet items on any absorbent surfaces
  • Turn on your heating and/or air conditioning system if you think water may have entered the ducts
  • Enter rooms if the ceiling is wet or sagging
  • Leave absorbent materials like boxes, papers or pillows in the wet area
  • Let children or the elderly enter the affected areas

These water damage tips are not intended to replace professional help. The technicians at Fischer Restoration are here 24/7 to help you with your restoration needs. Call us at 206-633-2065.

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