Emergency Water Damage Tips for Carpet Care
Updated: Jan 20
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.
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’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.