Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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A Few Do's and Don'ts

You never imagined standing water would ruin the things you love in your home or business, but when devastating water damage occurs in your home, what should you do after you have discovered the disaster? 

Don’t panic. Call our team at SERVPRO of Denver Southwest first. We are available 24/7 to assist you after unexpected water damage.

While you wait for the team, take small action steps to separate your damaged belongings from your undamaged belongings. This will help you make a list of items that need to be cared for. Below are a few more tips to guide you after water damage. 

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What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.