- Stop the water! Shut off the main water valve immediately. It’s not a bad idea to make sure everyone in your home knows where the shutoff valve is located.
- Remove area rugs from the floor. The dyes in the carpets can stain your flooring.
- Clean up as much water as possible, this will help prevent further damage.
- Start the drying process in your home by strategically placing fans to effectively circulate the air. The first 24-48 hours are the most important after a pipe burst or indoor flood.
- Prevent electrocution. Do not use any electrical appliances if your floor or carpet it wet.
- Turn off your utilities. To ensure your safety, turning off your gas and power might be necessary.
- Don’t throw anything out. Your claims adjuster will need to inspect the damaged items.
- Save your receipts for any rental equipment, repairs, or payments made to professional services.
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