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Emergency Water Damage Tips for Carpet Care

Updated: Mar 30

A kitchen fire causes fire, smoke, and water damage to walls, surfaces, and cookware… a hurricane scatters broken glass and debris in a family room, while water soaks paneling and rugs… rising flood waters from a rain-swollen river turn carpets to a muddy, mucky mess.  These scenarios create situations far beyond a homeowner’s ability to turn a chaotic mess back into a day-to-day living.  After all, it’s not every day—thankfully—that homeowners have to deal with the aftermath of a frightening home disaster, natural or otherwise.  Fortunately for you, The Galaxy’s Finest Carpet and Upholstery cleaning makes it our business.  Here are a few emergency tips, should the unthinkable happen to you.


DO’s:

  • Blot or mop excess water

  • Remove and prop up wet upholstered cushions for even drying.

  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and carpeting.

  • Wipe excess water from furniture.

  • Open drawers and cabinet doors for complete drying.

  • Remove valuable paintings and art objects and place them somewhere safe.


DON'Ts:

  • Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.

  • Don’t use TV’s or other appliances while standing on wet carpet or floors.

  • Don’t leave books, magazines, or any colored items on wet carpets or floors.

  • Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures (if ceiling is wet).

  • Don’t leave wet fabrics in place.



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