Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Tips to Avoid Water Damage in Your Home
- Examine your rain gutters and clear them of any debris or leaves. Make certain they are draining properly and have no place where water would build up inside.
- Maintain the trees and vegetation outside your home. Inspect any landscaping near your utility pipes. You don’t want their roots to wrap around piping and break them. Remove shrubs and trees that have grown too big.
- Inspect your roof and be certain that it is in good condition. If you find any cracked, curled or missing shingles then replace promptly.
- Look through all your sink supply lines in your kitchen and bathrooms including showers and tubs. Tighten or fix all leaking drain pipes.
- Check out your appliances every few weeks for leaks.
- Upgrade the hoses of your washing machine.
- Inspect the water pressure coming into your home. Purchase a water pressure gauge at a hardware store and attach it to an outside faucet. Then turn the faucet on all the way. If the water pressure exceeds 100 psi, you should install a pressure regulator.
- Set up water detection devices
- Keep an eye on your water bill.
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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.