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What To Do After Water Damage and Flooding

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Water damage has struck your property! What should you do now? There are some simple things you can do to ensure safety and move towards a rapid recovery. Here is a list of recommendations to help bounce back from a water loss. Review the list and identify which are most appropriate for your situation.
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  • Ensure safety
    • Beware of electrical hazards
    • Watch out for “slip and fall” risks
    • Keep in mind the increased weight of wet objects
  • Identify water source
    • What is causing the water damage?
    • Can the source be shut off or stopped?
    • What are the potential contamination issues related to this source?
  • Document the water loss
    • Take pictures of the property
    • Write down the timeline of events
    • Record any objects that are damaged
  • Mitigating the water damage
    • Mop or blot up excess water
    • Wipe off water from wooden objects such as tables
    • Circulate air and run dehumidifiers
  • Minimizing damage to belongings
    • Remove wet colored fabrics to minimize dye transfer
    • Elevate and protect furniture by placing aluminum foil or plastic bags under the legs
    • Move valuable items, such as a painting, to an unaffected space

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