Water Damage Tips from Oregon Restoration. Wether you are looking for preventative maintenance tips or you have just experienced a water damage. These tips will help get you though it. Specializing in water damage we hope these tips are a reference tool for you or your client. If you need more assistance please let us know we are here to help and answer any questions you may have.


  • Shut off water at valve.
  • Stopping the water flow will help reduce the damage and help limit the spread of affected areas. Common areas to shut off are under the kitchen sink, behind the toilet, on the top of the water heater, in the pump house (well water).
    Do not use electricity.
  • Turn off or unplug (if possible) any electronics that are or could be affected by Water Intrusion. If there is standing water turn off electricity at breaker. If unsure or unsafe about doing this. Call an electrician or us. Safety 1st!
    Move possessions to dry ground.
  • Wooden legged chairs, boxes, tables, any item that could be affected by water should be removed from the affected area as soon as possible. If large items are unable to be moved foil squares can be placed underneath legs, chairs, tables, etc. This will help to prevent staining and possible mold growth or rotting of both the carpet and item.
  • Call your insurance company to find out how to proceed with filling a claim and if your disaster qualifies for a claim. Also, make sure to go through the channels that your insurance company has provided. Contacting them the right way the first time will save time and get your damage handled faster.
    Call a disaster restoration vendor.
  • Locate a damage restoration either by using the suggested professional that your insurance company has recommended or by finding one on your own. You have the option to use which ever restoration contract you choose. No matter which route you go make sure the company you choose has a valid Oregon CCB, Insured, and Certified through the IICRC.
    Document your disaster.
  • Take pictures and or videos of any affected or damaged areas in your home or office. We recommend that you get a notebook and or file to start collecting and saving any information provided to you by either your restoration vendor or insurance company. Take notes of things like date and time of when you noticed the damage. Maybe notes about the pictures that you have taken.

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