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After any water damage scenario, your primary focus should always be safety:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most notable concerns.
  • Our Long Beach Water Damage Experts suggest you only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Try to be careful!

What To Do After A Flood

  • Get rid of excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe away excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • If you have it, try and place aluminum foil or wood blocks in between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Our Long Beach Water Damage Experts recommend you turn the 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 You Should Not Do After A Flood

  • 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.
  • Our Long Beach Water Damage Experts suggest that you do not 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.