Water Damage Emergency Tips
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How to Remove Water Stains From Wood:
- Buff the area affected by water immediately after damage happens with a soft, cotton cloth such as a diaper. Soft cotton will absorb the water without scratching the wood.
- Try your best to buff with the woods grain for best results
- If you still see water marks try using a blow-dryer on a low setting before it sets into the wood. If you do not use a low setting your previous water mark will turn into a heat mark.
- After you have removed the water stain, to make the wood look fresh and new buff the surface with an oil-based furniture polish.
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What To Do After Flooding
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
- Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
- Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
- Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
- Gather loose items from floors.
What NOT To Do After Flooding
- Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
- Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
- Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
- Don't use television or other household appliances.
- Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
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