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Disaster Cleanup Safety Tips

Do Not
Use your household vacuum to remove the excess water
Use electrical appliances while standing on wet flooring or carpets
Go into any room with standing water if the electricity is on
Lift tacked down carpet without professional help as this could cause damage and shrinkage
Go into any room where the ceiling is sagging
Wait to call for professional help. The longer you wait the more damage will occur

While Un-Flood-It is in route to your home, these tips can help minimize your loss.


ONLY PERFORM THESE TIPS BELOW IF YOU FEEL 100% SAFE IN KNOWING 
THEIR IS NO CHANCE OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR ELECTROCUTION.



Shut off water source if possible
Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting the saturated area
Wipe furniture to remove excess water
Place aluminum foil between legs and wet carpet
Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying
Lift drapes off flooring, loop through a coat hanger and hang on curtain rod
Remove wet area rugs
Turn on air conditioner if damage occurs in summer
Move valuable paintings, art objects and photos to a safe, dry place
Remove damp books from shelves and lay them out to dry
Open closet doors, furniture drawers and luggage to aid in drying
Remove any wet fabrics and dry immediately