Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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When a water damage occurs, the main focus is always safety first.

Is it safe to stay in the house?

Water can create a slick surface so be sure not to slip and fall.

When materials get wet they can be much heavier to carry.

Refrain from using any electrical things until you are sure it is safe. 

Move valuable items away from the water damage area, if they are easy to carry.

The sooner you call the professionals out to inspect your property, the sooner that we can get working and limit the amount of damage that is done.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (760) 758-3454

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.