Shut off Water source if possible
Remove excess water by mopping or blotting
Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying
Place aluminum foil under furniture legs
Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting
Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water
Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water
Do not leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpeting.