Here are some helpful tips that you can do until the professionals from Servpro of Putnam County arrive to assist with your water damage…
Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified party (plumber) to stop the water source
Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building/structure, if access to power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock
Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping, blotting or wet vac
Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items
Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture and wet carpet
Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture
Do not enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water
Don’t use a household vacuum to remove water. This could cause electrical shock or damage to the vacuum.
Avoid all contact with sewage and any items contaminated by sewage
Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items
Do not walk through damaged or wet areas. This could increase the possibility of spreading contamination
Do not use the HVAC system or fans to dry the structure until the contaminated water has been cleaned up, this could spread contaminated air
Do not use any products for personal hygiene or cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas
Tips provided by Servpro Industries, Inc.