Follow our helpful tips about what to do before our water damage restoration service arrives at your home. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your water and flood damage emergency needs. Call us at: 703-520-5060
Helpful Tips from your DNA Pro Cleaning & Restoration Experts
WHAT TO DO?
Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting the saturated area
Wipe down furniture to remove excess water
Place aluminum foil between legs of your furniture and the wet carpet
Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying
Lift drapes off flooring, loop through a coat hanger and hang.
Remove wet area rugs
Turn on the air conditioner, if the damage occurred 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 lay them out to dry, or dry in them in your dryer if possible
Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature
However, make sure you 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.