Dealing with flooded carpet in your home or business? Here’s a list of dos and don’ts based on our decades of experience in repair and restoration.

Dos:

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, or open windows in winter.
Do remove decorative rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpet.
Do punch small holes in sagging ceilings to relieve trapped water. If possible, stay out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Don’ts:

Don’t leave wet fabrics in place – dry them 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 wet concrete floors.
Don’t turn on the ceiling fan if the ceiling is wet.

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