Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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The Do's and Don'ts of Water Damage

Water damage is difficult. It effects us emotionally, financially and has the capacity to disrupt our day to day lives.

But water damage doesn’t have to do this to us. Our team of trained professionals at SERVPRO of Longmont are here to help you in these emergencies. Still the questions remain, “what can I do right now?”

  1. Cautiously inspect the damage to ensure safety before taking any action. Make note of environmental hazards if applicable.
  2. Remove furniture, wall hangings or any loose items in the affected area. Rugs, books and any personal items should be moved as soon as possible to avoid mold damage.
  3. Disconnect all electronic devices and move them into a different location. Electricity might need to be completely shut off depending on the damage and the water damage source.
  4. Dry excess water using available air conditioning, fans, dehumidifiers and mops. Opening doors and windows can also improve ventilation and circulation.

Use these tips to start the cleanup process while you wait for our team at SERVPRO of Longmont to assist you. 

See more do's and don'ts below. 

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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.