Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety, but there are specific areas for you to address right away. Although your first instinct may be to begin cleaning and restoring yourself, we do not advise it. Post water damage, can leave floors, walls and ceilings unstable as well as the shortening of electrical outlets. 

Don't worry...water damage is extremely common.

SERVPRO of Big Bear/Lake Arrowhead/NE Rancho Cucamonga has the equipment, techniques and seasoned staff to bring your home back to life without risking you or your family's safety. 

Take a moment to our list of Do's and Don'ts below to help navigate you if you experience water loss. 

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (909) 878-0302

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.