Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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A Few Do's and Don'ts

After your home or business faces water damage, whether that be from unexpected leaks or flooding, SERVPRO of Englewood/East Littleton is ready to respond and ready to restore. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with emergency restoration and cleanup. 

While you wait for our professionals to arrive, there are a few steps you can take before help arrives to minimize further damage. The following tips below are a guide, and safety should be considered before taking any steps. Always remember to use caution because items damaged by water can become extremely heavy. 

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (303) 777-6498

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.