Water Damage & Flood Remediation Tip Sheet
What To Do Until Help Arrives
Broken pipes, leaky appliances and heavy rainstorms can teach an unexpected lesson on the destructive power of water. One unforeseeable release of water and suddenly your home and furnishings are in serious peril. A little knowledge about what to do, combined with quick action, can help salvage your home and personal items. In most cases, only a professional can repair water-damaged flooring and furnishings. Do not attempt to treat these items yourself. That may only contribute to the problem and cause further damage.
The Clean Team and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recommend the following actions to minimize damage while waiting for help to arrive:
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