Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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A Few Do's and Don'ts

Being unprepared for a water damage event is common, especially frozen pipes in the middle of winter. For most people, knowing what to do in the event of a loss is impossible. Our SERVPRO of Fort Collins team urges our local communities to keep our number close by. In the event of a loss, you can count on our SERVPRO team to be there to help with all your water damage cleanup and restoration needs. Our team is only one call away and is always here to help our Fort Collins community! Down below we have listed important do's and don'ts. Take a minute to review these water damage tips to learn more about what you can do until SERVPRO of Fort Collins arrives to help!

Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call (970) 493-6335

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (970) 493-6335

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.