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DO's & DONT's

What to doflooding guidelines

Damage from water and microbial growth can begin within hours.

  • Make sure water source is turned off.
  • Remove shoes, paper goods, potted plants, etc.
  • Move photos, paintings, and art objects to a safe, dry location.
  • Place aluminum foil or small wood blocks under furniture legs.
  • Remove wet area rugs or other floor coverings.
  • Remove wet fabrics and dry them as soon as possible. Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.
  • Open drawers, closet and cabinet doors to enhance drying.
  • If damage occurs during a cool season, leave heat on; if in summer, use an air conditioner if available.

What not to dowater cleanup

  • Do not use an ordinary household vacuum to remove water.
  • Do not use electrical appliances while on wet carpet or wet floors.
  • Do not go into rooms with standing water if the electricity is still on.
  • Do not place newspaper in traffic areas to walk on, since newspaper ink transfers easily to the wet carpet fibers & may result in permanent staining.
  • Do not walk on carpet any more than necessary. This will keep from spreading the damage to unaffected areas.
  • Do not disturb visible mold.

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Phone: 918-429-1911

Toll Free: 888-429-1911

Physical Address:
201 West Cherokee
McAlester, Oklahoma 74501

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1812
McAlester, Oklahoma 74502

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