Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Dothan and the surrounding areas do not have a high risk of flash flooding. Still, other kinds of flooding are likely to happen in any location in Dothan, especially in low-lying areas or areas below runoffs. There is also the chance of any home encountering pipe leaks, ceiling leaks, condensation build-up, and spills. These can also surprise and cause an emergency that you must handle correctly to prevent loss from occurring or progressing. Loss prevention and reduction starts with putting the safety of you and your family at the forefront of your thought. Ensuring all hazards, like electrical and structural damages, are understood and properly dealt with. Then contacting the proper authorities to help in this situation, knowing you cannot and should not do it alone.
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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.