Water Damage Do’s and Don’ts

Some Important Do’s and Don’ts 

Emergency Water Damage Tips

  • Shut off the water source if possible and if it can be done safely.
  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
  • Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
  • Do not leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpeting.



(These tips are for clean water situations only – call 419-529-6422 for emergency water damage, Mansfield OH)