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How to Safely Navigate a Flood Situation | SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee

4/10/2024 (Permalink)

flooding houses SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee is here for the rescue when flooding strikes.

Water impacts our day whether we are thinking about it or not. The water flowing through our taps and pipes helps us run a smooth household while the rain flowing through your gutters on a stormy day can help nourish your lawn and gardens and give you a cozy day at home. However, water also has the ability to cause all kinds of issues when it winds up where it shouldn’t.

Flash floods and flooding situations can cause extensive damage in a short amount of time, and the warnings often don’t give you too much time to prepare. 

That’s where we come in! Our flood restoration team offers some helpful tips below on responding to a flood in your home so that you can be prepared if it should ever happen to you. 

Your Top Priorities

Your family’s safety should always be your top priority whenever a severe weather situation is forecasted. Head for home if you are out and about when the warning is issued, but be careful to avoid any roads or low-lying areas that often flood when the rain starts to come down. Once you are home, it’s time to start preparing your home.

Get your car inside the garage and tidy up your yard. Tie down anything that you don’t want to float away, like patio furniture or grills, and bring whatever loose objects you can inside your home or garage. Make sure your downspouts are secure and pointed away from your house, and then head inside to get your basement level ready.

Remove any fragile possessions or keepsakes that could be ruined by the water and consider turning off electricity in your basement for the time being as an added precaution. 

Addressing the Damage After the Storm

Floodwater can travel fast and infiltrate your home at any point during a heavy rain. There isn’t much you can do while it’s happening except stay above the water line and wait until the conditions change. 

Once the rain stops and the water stops rushing in, you can slowly assess the damage and call for help. Just be sure that you avoid walking through any water or wear sturdy boots if you must.

Before moving anything or attempting to recover some of your possessions, take as many photos as you can. Fresh images will help your insurance company process a more accurate claim and get you the money and repairs that you deserve. Then it is time to call us! Our flood restoration team can be there quickly to start restoring your home. 

Tackling Flood Damage

Our main goal when we arrive is to assess the situation and then start removing any standing water from your space. The longer water sits, the worse the damage can become. 

So we will extract all of the water while also simultaneously working on drying out your possessions. We are trained in document recovery and drying, upholstery cleaning and other cleaning techniques to help ensure your home is restored properly.

Once we have removed the water, we can get to work on your repairs. Lingering water can cause soggy floors, ruined drywall or soaked carpets, and we can handle it all! Our construction team is highly trained and will work hard to bring your home back to its pre-flood condition as soon as possible. 

Our team can help you recover from a flood faster. Call SERVPRO of Carleton/Maybee right away. 

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