Once the electricity is safely turned off, the first thing you should do is call a professional Water Damage Restoration Company like the Squeaky Clean Team that’s available 24/7 for flood damage emergencies. The sooner you call a professional, the better your chances are of salvaging your carpet and other household items.
Professionals will usually be dispatched immediately, but while they’re on their way to your property, you can begin the process of removing excess water yourself with buckets, mops and towels. Once you have removed as much flood water as possible, you should remove all furniture, including tables, chairs and sofas.
If the cause of the water damage isn’t from a storm or other type of natural flooding, switching the water off completely at the mains as this will stop further flooding if the flooding is linked directly to your water supply.