Water Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
After any water damage situation, it can be overwhelming and confusing to know where to start. Your primary focus should be safety first. Ask your self "Is it safe to stay in the home?"
If it is still safe to stay in the home and calls have already been made to SERVPRO of Broomfield/NW Adams County and your insurance company, remember these safety tips:
- Electrical hazards can be a real threat, avoid affected areas
- "Slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns
- Only do activities that are safe for you to perform
- Wet materials can be VERY heavy, be careful!
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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.