What to do for water damage from clean water

  • Notify your insurance company.
  • Call Griffith Carpet cleaning at 973-831-6103.
  • If possible shut off the source of running water.
  • Turn off electric circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Turn off gas if possible if any gas furnaces, hot water heaters or appliance got wet.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing tabletop and lamps items.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even and faster drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, documents, computers and other valuable materials or sensitive to moisture.
  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
  • Hang draperies with coated hangers and avoid any contact with wet carpeting, floors or upholstery.
  • Hang furs and leather goods or clothes to dry separately at room temperature.
  • Do not enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
  • Do not try and restart your furnace or hot water heater if they got wet. Call your utility service provider to check them out.
  • Do not enter affected areas if electrical switches, outlets, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Do not leave newspapers, books, magazine or other colored items on wet carpets, floors or upholstery to cause staining.
  • Do not leave Oriental / Area rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
  • Do not use your home vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  • Do not use radio, TVs or other appliances while standing on wet floors or carpets especially not on wet concrete floors.