Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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A Few Do's and Don'ts

That’s it! The one thing you were not expecting to happen, happened. Your waterproofing was tested by some storm, or a once trusted appliance is now not so trustworthy. The water is there and it’s growing. It’s in the baseboards, it’s seeping up the drywall and you now have a water damage event. What’s next?

Don’t panic! Water damage events happen daily to regular folks all over the country. You’re not alone, there are other people dealing with this very problem right now.

Trust a professional. Dealing with water damage requires skill, delicacy and experience. Our team is trained, available and ready. So trust a pro, but not just any pro, SERVPRO professionals.

Below we put together some tips about how to respond to water damage before our teams arrive. SERVPRO of Lafayette/Louisville is always here to help. 

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (303) 604-6607

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.