Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water, Water Everywhere: What to Do Until Help Arrives in Danbury

If you come home after a long day to find water damage at your home or arrive early in the morning to open your business only to find wet floors, you may have no idea how to clean up the mess.

The team at SERVPRO of Danbury/Ridgefield understands this. We are committed to partnering with residents and businesses, tackling both residential and commercial property projects. We regularly address water damage throughout the city, and we are an industry leader in the emergency restoration business.

After you have called us to help mitigate the water damage, it is essential to act quickly. There are a few things you can do until we arrive. Below, we have put together some tips about the next steps.

Immediate actions you can take to minimize damage

• Identify the source. Stop the water flow. You may have to shut off your home's main water supply completely.
• Save what you can. Safely move anything sitting in water.
• Ventilate the area. Bring in fans.
• Locate pockets of saturation. Open cabinets and closet doors for air to circulate.
• Protect unaffected areas. Can't move it? Cover furniture legs with aluminum foil.
• Remove excess water. Mop and blot what you can.

If water intrusion happens, do what you can. Do not panic. Remember, SERVPRO of Danbury/Ridgefield is here to help clean it up and make it "Like it never even happened."

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (203) 791-0920

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.