Restorecore safety tips
In Case of
a Water Loss
Safety Tip Guide
What To Do Now
Throughout the House
Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting. Open windows in cool weather to speed the drying process. In hot weather, switch on air-conditioning if it’s safe to do so. Call your RestoreCore representative for special instructions.
Remove all loose cushions and prop up on a clean sheet so that they’ll dry more evenly. (Check for possible “bleeding.”)
Remove area rugs from wet wall-to-wall carpets. Pick up books, magazines or other items lying on a wet rug or floor.
Punching small holes in a ceiling relieves trapped water. Place drip pans beneath; move nearby furniture and other household items.
CAUTION: heavily water damaged, sagging ceilings can collapse causing personal injury. If in doubt about a ceiling’s stability, do not enter the room.
Place aluminum foil, wood blocks wrapped in a plastic wrap, or plastic saucers between furniture legs and wet carpeting. Open, but do not force, drawers and cabinet doors to dry out interiors.
Open suitcases and other storage boxes; dry them outside but not in direct sunlight.
Remove paintings and other artwork to a safe, dry place.
Dry garments immediately. Hang furs and leathers to dry at room temperature.
Safety Tip Guide
What To Wait On
Do not use your regular household vacuum cleaner to remove water.
Do not use TVs, radios, computers or any electrical appliance while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially concrete and tile floors.
Do not switch on any ceiling fixture or fan if the ceiling is wet.
CAUTION: Beware of electrical hazards when walking into standing water.