Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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DO's and DONT's for Water Damages

DO turn off the water source of the damage. If you cannot locate it, wait until a professional arrives, or shut off the main water supply.

DONT attempt to extract the water with a household or shop vacuum. Unfortunately, these items are rated for everyday household or warehouse debris and are not equipped with the proper tools to effectively extract water. 

DO turn off circuit breaker for affected room. This'll insure the safety of you and your family members or employees. 

DO NOT attempt to fix the source of the problem without seeking professional help. Call a professional like SERVPRO of Irvine to help mitigate the damage and identify the source.

Water damages are a rare occurrence that put unnecessary stress on you and your family or business. Done improperly it can cause even more damage, time, and money in the long-run. We pride ourselves in doing the job right the first time so you'll feel like it never even happened.

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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.