As drastically low temperatures return, so do the influx of emergency calls for water damage. The most common culprit? A burst pipe. When water freezes, it expands, and weak metal or plastic pipes that aren’t insulated burst, resulting in significant water damage to your home.
What makes water damage losses so severe is the potential for mold. Anything water touches is a threat which is why time is of the essence. While, you wait for a professional like Modern to mitigate your loss, you can follow these steps to reduce and contain damage.
What To Do After Flooding
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
- Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
- Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
- Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
- Gather loose items from floors.
What NOT To Do After Flooding
- Don’t leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
- Don’t leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
- Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
- Don’t use television or other household appliances.
- Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
If you find yourself with water damage, call us at 410-569-1732 or contact us. We are available 24/7 for your immediate needs.