Identify the source of the leak and stop it.
If necessary, call a plumber.
Stop the spread of the leak. Mitigate further damage.
Place old towels around the perimeter to prevent the water from spreading to unaffected areas.
Move everything out of the affected area.
If items are wet, dry them or lay them on blocking, old towels, etc. so as to not damage the area to which they are moved.
Be prepared to provide the following information along with a brief description of the situation: name, address, county, contact phone numbers, email address, insurance company name and policy number, and the date and time of the incident.
Call your insurance agent
Inquire about your level of coverage and deductible and, if necessary, initiate a claim.
If appropriate, notify your neighbors.
If you are renting, notify property management or home owner, as required by your lease.
Take the following precautions at all times:
Avoid electrical appliances and outlets
Minimize contact with standing water to avoid any potential infections
If foul odors are noticeable, avoid that area or evacuate