Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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When you have water damage in San Diego, it's often scary and unexpected and you don't know what to do or where to start.  SERVPRO of Centre City/Uptown is a good place to start!  Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We have crews on standby ready and available to help with a disaster or emergency of any size. Anything from a large 14-story flood to a small single-family home or condo unit, we've seen and handled it all.

Call us anytime at 619-583-2133.  We are centrally located and have an average response time of under an hour for emergency calls.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (619) 583-2133

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.