Water Damage Control Tips for Miami Residents

 

Your duties when water damage occurs in your home?

 

  • Damage from water and bacteria growth can begin within 72 hours. Call for professional help.
  • Remove as much water as soon  as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings not permanently
    attached.  Do not attempt to start removing your wall-to-wall carpet.
  • Lift draperies off the floor, loop through a coat hanger and place the hanger on the drapery rod.
  • Wipe furniture, prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying and place aluminum foil under furniture legs.
  • Move photos, paintings and art objects to a safe and dry location.
  • Do not remove books from shelves.  Rather pack them tightly to prevent warping of pages until a restoration professional can begin this specialized drying.
  • Open drawers, closet and cabinet doors to enhance drying.

Dos and Don’t when you experience water damage in your home

 

 

  • Do not use a regular household vacuum to remove water.
  • Do not lift tacked-down carpet without professional help.
  • Do not use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or flooring.
  • Do not disturb or try clean up a visible mold.
  • Do call the Agent office same day for instructions.
  • Do not enter a room with standing water until electricity has been turned off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call G. Zein Insurance Services for more details about water damage prevention, at (954) 454-9599. We are here to help you mitigate your losses.