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The Do's and Dont's of Water Damage

Water damage is a typical problem that occurs in residential properties, especially because plumbing disasters are so common, so you might think homeowners know what to do to mitigate the problem. Unfortunately, even if you have experience stopping a leak, you can still make mistakes when handling water damage. If the situation isn’t immediately taken care of, you’re at a higher risk of encountering property issues such as:

  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Electrical fires
  • Wood rot
  • Infestation of water-loving insects and vermin
  • High exposure to waterborne illnesses, diseases, and viruses

Thankfully, this article will show you the proper ways to handle water damage before it gets out of hand.


  • Switch off your main water supply. Doing so will stop the flood from spreading further into your property.
  • Turn off your circuit breakers and unplug any electrical devices in the affected area to prevent electrical damage.
  • Remove wet area rugs, furniture, and other contents to a dry area. You can wipe them down once they’re away from the flood.
  • Open the doors of your damp drawers, cabinets, and closets to speed up their drying process.
  • Contact your preferred water damage restoration company, Advanced Restoration, for help ASAP. Our restoration experts will remove water in the safest way possible. We can also help you dry your affected items and restore your damaged valuables back to their original condition.


  • Don’t use electrical appliances to attempt removing water. You can dry the area with towels, but it’s still better to let the pros handle this task.
  • Don’t use newspapers to dry traffic areas. Their ink can transfer to the floors or carpets and they’re notoriously difficult to remove.
  • Don’t step on drenched carpets. If you do, the damage will spread deeper into your floors.
  • Don’t attempt to remove visible mold by yourself. The water restoration experts have the correct equipment to permanently eradicate this irritant.
  • Don’t turn on your HVAC, especially if it’s been directly in contact by the water. Using your HVAC system during the water removal procedure can cause contamination.

If you're looking for a restoration company that can take care of water damage, contact Advanced Restoration today. Our company offers fast and reliable water damage restoration services in the Greater Oklahoma City area. We have experience dealing with various water damage situations including:

Plus, we can help you file an insurance claim and work directly with your insurance agent and adjuster to come up with a fair estimate for our services.

When you need water damage restoration in Oklahoma, give us a call at 405-276-4542 and leave the work for us. All of our emergency services are available 24/7 so don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.