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What You Can Do Right Now

So, you’ve determined it’s safe to stay in your home. Regardless of where the water damage is on your property, we recommend you take these steps to protect your loved ones and belongings.

Safety reminder! It’s important to remember that water will increase the weight of your possessions. Wet objects are heavy objects! Be careful when you try to pick up saturated objects. Belongings you could normally lift easily might now be much heavier.

Electrical outlets

If you see or suspect that the flooding has reached your electrical outlets, don’t enter the room of the water event. Always keep a safe distance from any pools of water unless you can verify that the water is not in contact with anything electrical.


If you can reach your fuse box, turn off your electricity at the main circuit breaker. Unplug any appliances that are at risk of encountering the water damage. If you have any doubt about whether an appliance has already met water particles, don’t touch it and wait for a professional team to arrive.


The worst thing you can do for your clothing is to leave them in a position where they can become more heavily saturated with dirty water. Hang your wet garments, as well as any household belongings that you might hang to dry such as sheets, towels, and blankets.

Inked objects

Paintings, books, art prints, and magazines are made with ink that can run and damage your carpeting, floors, or furniture. Many decorative rugs also use dyes which can bleed if left alone. We suggest elevating these objects. If you have a porch, deck or backyard, consider laying these items out in the sun. This will expedite the natural drying process and ensure your home does not sustain further damage.


If you have aluminum foil on hand, it’s a good idea to wrap the legs of your furniture. Aluminum will protect the wood from absorbing water. You can also elevate the furniture using wood blocks if you have some available.

What You Can't Do Right Now

Many homeowners attempt to use a vacuum to remove excess water. This is an incredibly dangerous and costly mistake. Household vacuums are not meant to take in extensive amounts of water. This will likely break your vacuum and could cause electrical problems that are hazardous to you and your family. It’s important to leave the water extraction to your restoration professional. We use highly specialized equipment and monitoring tools to safely remove water at any contamination level. We also ensure that your home is free of moisture that contributes to mold growth.

Water Damage Scenarios

Flooding can happen at any time, leaving you knee-deep in water damage. Every circumstance is different, which is why we customize solutions to fit your property. Uncertain about the origin of your water damage? Check for the following common water damage scenarios.

Our Work Process

Water damage can be quite an unsettling experience for you and your family, which is why we are committed to honest communication and transparency. From first contact to water extraction to drying we’ve customized our process to meet your needs and restore your home.

Claims & Insurance

Water damage is difficult to deal with, even without the pressure of filing an insurance claim. We have over a decade of experience working with claims and insurance companies, and we'll become your trusted partner, helping you to navigate the process with your insurance company.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Los Angeles

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Sherman Oaks

"I am very happy with their services. Micky was the one who came in to help restore the fire damage in the kitchen and he arrived withing 20 minutes of my call. He was very professional about the process and made sure that everything was taken care of. I am very thankful to them for all their hard work in restoring my kitchen from the fire damage!"

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