Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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SMARTThermostats and Water Damage

With the use of SMART Thermostats becoming more prevalent to save on energy, the chances of water damage can be an unfortunate occurrence.  If you have a SMART Thermostat, make sure you know the proper use for when you are away for an extended period of time.  When temperatures drop and motion is not detected causing the heating system to remain off, the potential for pipes to freeze and burst can increase.  If you plan to be away for more than 12 hours during the winter months, ensure you know the proper protocol for your device to keep the heat running until you return. 

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (734) 744-8104

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.