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Water Damages

Some Do's & Don't When Dealing with a Water Damage

Swan's Clean Care & Restoration will arrive as quickly as possible to begin extracting water. We will set up high speed drying equipment to help remove moisture from your walls, ceilings, floors, carpets, carpet pads and furnishings. We are a full restoration service. We have the ability to restore your home to its original condition prior to the water damage.

Below are some "Do's" and "Don'ts" to help us return your home back to how it should be!


  • Make sure the water source has been eliminated. Contact a plumber if needed.
  • Turn off circuit breakers supplying electricity to wet areas and unplug any electronics that are on wet carpet or surfaces
  • Remove small furniture items
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping or blotting; Use WHITE towels to blot wet carpeting
  • Wipe water from wooden furniture after removing anything on it
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying (check for any bleeding)
  • Pin up curtains or furniture skirts if needed
  • Place aluminum foil, saucers or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet
  • Turn on air conditioning for maximum drying in winter and open windows in the summer
  • Open any drawers and cabinets affected for complete drying but do not force them open
  • Remove any valuable art objects or paintings to a safe, dry place
  • Open any suitcases or luggage that may have been affected to dry, preferably in sunlight
  • Hang any fur or leather goods to dry at room temperature
  • Punch small holes in sagging ceilings to relieve trapped water (don't forget to place pans beneath!); however, if the ceiling is sagging extremely low, stay out of the room and we'll take care of it


  • Leave wet fabrics in place; dry them as soon as possible
  • Leave books, magazines or any other colored items on wet carpets or floor
  • Use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Use TV's or other electronics/appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors; especially not on wet concrete floors
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet
  • Turn your heat up, unless instructed otherwise

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Experiencing any sort of water damage can be very upsetting and not something you want to deal with. So let us do it! Swan's is recognized as THE water damage experts. We work with all insurance companies and have years of experience and extensive training to help you through a most difficult and stressful situation.