Water Damage Do's And Dont's

Water Damage Do's

  • CALL SCI-TECH’S RESTORATION EXPERTS at 540-613-5919 – If no visual mold is present & if water is a category 1 (from a clean water supply line) you can use fans to circulate the air and assist drying until help arrives.
  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe furniture dry.
  • Lift draperies off carpet, loop through a coat hanger, and place the hanger on the drapery rod.
  • Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place small wood blocks or aluminum foil under furniture legs.
  • Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings.
  • If affected, open furniture drawers, closet doors, and luggage to enhance drying.
  • Move photos, paintings, and art objects to a safe, dry location.
  • Remove wet fabrics and dry them as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
  • Remove damp books from shelves and spread out to dry.
  • If damage occurs during a cool season, leave heat on; if in summer, use an air conditioner if available.

*Damage from the water and bacteria growth can begin within just hours of the intrusion.

Water Damage Don’ts

  • Do NOT call your insurance company without consulting with a professional water damage restoration company first!
  • Do not use an ordinary household vacuum to remove water.
  • Do not use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or wet floors.
  • Do not go into rooms with standing water if the electricity is still on.
  • Do not lift tacked down carpet without professional help. Lifting the carpet incorrectly could promote shrinkage and delamination.

Do not wait to call Sci-Tech’s Restoration Experts at 540-613-5919 for professional help.