Important steps to take if you have water damage in your Kingston/New Paltz home
When experiencing a water damage emergency in your Kingston home, there are a hundred questions and thoughts running through your mind. When you’re in the moment, it’s normal to want to get going on the fix immediately, but safety is most important and there are some key do’s and don’ts to be aware of during this overwhelming time:
-Shut off the source of the water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
-Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the home or building, but ONLY when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electric shock.
-If possible, remove as much excess water as you can by mopping and blotting.
-Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
-Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
-Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
-Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
*DO NOT enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
*DO NOT enter affected areas if any electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. ALWAYS avoid electrical shock hazards.
-Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.
-Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
-Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
-Use TV's or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
-Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
Stay safe and follow these DO & DON'Ts to help reduce damage and increase the chances of a successful restoration. These emergency tips will assist you in taking the proper action until the SERVPRO of Kingston/New Paltz trained professionals arrive. Programour number in your phone- (845)255-4334.