Water Damage

  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping, pumping, vacuuming with a wet vacuum, etc.
  • Remove and elevate wet upholstery cushions to allow even drying on all surfaces.
  • Place aluminum foil, saucers, or wood blocks between furniture legs and carpets.
  • Linoleum must be treated delicately. If water gets under linoleum, it can cause odors and warp the sub floor. Check with an experienced flooring dealer for assistance on treating your linoleum.
  • Rugs should be removed, cleaned, and dried. Carpets should be vacuumed with a wet vac to remove as much moisture as possible, then clean and dry the carpets. If there is an odor after the carpets have been cleaned and dried, the carpets probably have to be pulled and the padding replaced.
  • In the summer, if you have air conditioning, run the air conditioner as much as possible to promote drying. In the winter, open the windows.
  • Open suitcases and other luggage to dry, place in the sunlight if possible.
  • Do not go into any room where the ceiling is sagging.