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Do’s and Don’ts: Water Damage Tips

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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