Fire & Smoke Tips
WATER DAMGE TIPS
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Water Damage Tips
Water is an essential part of many cleaning processes. But under same circumstances it can
be damaging as well. The harmful effects of water are
sharply reduced by prompt and wise action. Some procedures are obvious; others require
foresight and experience. From their wide background in water damage repair and cleaning,
members of the National
Institute of Fire Restoration have compiled this list of tips which may be taken
when age occurs.
DO THE FOLLOWING...
DO NOT DO THE FOLLOWING...
- Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and
- Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying (check for possible bleeding).
- Place aluminum foil, china saucers or wood blacks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- Turn on air conditioning for maximum drying in summer; open windows to speed drying
- Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpeting.
- Open drawers and cabinet doors for complete drying
(do not force).
- Transfer valuable oil paintings and art objects to a safe place.
- Blot wet carpeting with clean white towels.
- Open suitcases and luggage to dry,
in sunlight if possible.
- Punch small holes in sagging ceilings to relieve trapped water (don't forget to place
- Leave wet fabrics in place, dry as soon as possible and hang furs and leather goods
to dry separately at room temperature.
- Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpeting, floors or surfaces.
- Use your household vacuum to remove water.
- Use TVs, stereos, computers or other electrical appliances while standing on wet carpeting
(ESPECIALLY NOT ON WET CONCRETE FLOORS).
- Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are
sagging from retained water.