Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water damage can be a challenging thing to experience. 

The first priority when there is a loss is safety. Make sure to confirm you and your family is safe, and that you have a clear path to exit the building at all times. If there is any wet drywall that is bubbling in the ceilings, try to avoid those areas since it's possible that they may collapse. Also make sure that there are no electrical or trip and fall hazards in the way of your exit. 

If the damage is overwhelming, you are most likely going to need help. Once you give us a call, since we're here in San Diego we can respond to any emergency within the hour. Below are some basic Do's and Don'ts while you wait for us to come and help. 

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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.