Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
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Christmas is right around the corner, The Christmas tree is a dangerous fire hazard. This is a list of do’s and don’ts for this holiday season
- DON’T use old lights on the tree, they can heat up and cause a fire.
- DON’T plug all the lights into one outlet.
- DON’T light the fire in the fireplace without checking the chimney vent.
- DON’T light a fire near the tree.
- DON’T use a propane heater inside you house.
- DON’T leave candles lit when not in the same room
- DON’T let the tree dry out
- DON’T over bakes the holiday cookies.
- DO keep all ornaments off the lower levels to keep children or pets from breaking them.
- DO keep the tree a safe distance away from the fire place 3-5 feet is safe. Make sure to keep lots of water in the base of the Christmas tree so that it won’t dry out.
- DO keep all the lights plugged in on timers, the lights plugged in all night will cause unnecessary power consumption and unwanted power surges causing electrical fires.
- DO keep all presents away from the fire place.
- DO check the chimney vent to make sure the smoke doesn’t stay in the house.
- DO clean the chimney to keep pests out and keep the buildup of carbon from catching on fire.
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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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