- Ice Dams - The Cause and Cure
WATER AND/OR FIRE LOSS
Water or fire loss can be a very traumatic experience.
The first thing to remember is, stay calm!
Here are a few tips to help take care of damage and prevent further damages from occurring when you experience a water or fire loss:
-Turn water source off to contain damage
-Turn the power source off in the affected area before unplugging any electrical devices especially on wet carpet(s)
-To avoid staining on furniture, place aluminium foil under legs
-Lift drapery and pin up upholstery skirts to avoid water damage on drapery and upholstery from wet carpet
-Remove any items that may stain the wet carpet such as books, shoes, paper goods, fabrics, potted plants and other items that may transfer stains.
-DO NOT use your home vacuum. Electrical shock may ensue and/or the equipment may be damaged if not for use in water
-DO NOT place newspaper down to soak up water. Newspaper ink may transfer to carpet, resulting in permanent damage
-DO NOT walk on carpets more than necessary. Water will spread further into unaffected areas if there is too much traffic on the carpet
-Take pictures or inventory the area
-Open all windows
-Empty freezers and refrigerators in affected area. If power is turned off, prop up lids and doors
-Any pets should be removed to clean environments
-DO NOT attempt to wash any absorbent surfaces which include walls and ceilings
-DO NOT use any food or canned goods that have been exposed to high heat
-DO NOT use any electrical devices such as TV’s, Stereos, Gaming/video systems until properly cleaned
-DO NOT send any smoked garments to be dry cleaned. Improper handling of items may set the smoke/odor
-DO NOT turn heat or air conditioning systems on if not currently on
At Hilton Insurance, we strive to ensure that you are completely covered for water and fire damage.
Any questions concerning this article may be directed to our Hilton Insurance Agents.
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