Water Leak : Do’s & Don’t’s

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Things you should do if you experience a water leak

  • Eliminate the water source (if possible)
  • Turn off electric circuit breaker (if possible & safe to do so)
  • Protect carpets & rugs from staining by putting foil or plastic beneath furniture legs
  • Hang draperies and pin up furniture skirts
  • Remove & store breakables & valuables
  • Be cautious of slipping hazards
  • Contact EMS if you have any health concerns

Things you SHOULDN’T do if you experience a water leak

  • Don’t use a household vacuum to suck up water
  • Don’t use newspapers on wet surfaces
  • Don’t walk across wet surfaces more than necessary
  • Don’t activate the HVAC system or adjust indoor temperature to increase drying
  • Don’t enter an area with standing water
  • Don’t consume any food or use any hygiene items from an affected area (especially if a Cat 2/3 area)
  • Don’t use any home fans to dry any surfaces
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