Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water damage can happen at any time, and when it does, you’ll need to act quickly to minimize or prevent more extensive and time-consuming repairs. Pipes break, roofs leak, and appliances fail. Water is invasive and will find its way into and underneath floors and walls in a short time. SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro has been restoring water damage for Otay Mesa residents for years. Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day and typically arrive onsite within four hours of your call for help. We have the equipment, advanced training, and experience to mitigate and restore water damage – no matter how big the job is.

San Diego County gets all kinds of severe weather each year that can cause water damage. Otay Mesans can trust the professionals at SERVPRO® of Otay Mesa/San Ysidro to restore their water damage to pre-damage condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (619) 439-2407

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.