Do remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting. Wipe water from wood furniture.
Do remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying. (Check for bleeding color.)
Do place aluminum foil, saucers, or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
Do turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer; open windows in winter.
Do remove Oriental and colored rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpet.
Do punch small holes in sagging ceilings to relieve trapped water (place pans underneath). If possible, stay out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
Don’t leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible.
Don’t leave books, magazines, or colored items on wet carpets and flooring.
Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
Don’t use TVs or other electric appliances while standing on wet carpet or floors, especially not wet concrete floors.
Don’t turn on ceiling fan if ceiling is wet.

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