Minimizing Damage From Flooding
Flooding strikes sometimes when we are not prepared, but if you’re lucky you can minimize the damage from the flooding. Here are a few tips to help save you money and protect your property:
1. Identify the problem:
When you notice your home might be having a flooding problem, the first step is to see if the source of your flood is something you can stop. Is the flooding coming from your plumbing? Answers to these questions can help with step 2.
2. Solve the problem:
When your pipes are leaking or some other plumbing is causing your flooding, then shut off the water. If it is an external source, utilize sandbags to prevent more water from entering, and make sure all the potential drainage points (like gutters) are free and clear of debris.
3. Protect Belongings
Now that you have done everything you can to prevent further damage to your home, now is the time to protect all precious items and other belongings from water damage. Don’t forget decor such as rugs.
4. Dry it out
As soon as there is no threat of rain damage, open up all windows and doors to allow airflow through the room so as to dry out damaged areas and prevent mold growth.
Sometimes problems are too urgent to seek professional help immediately and these steps are for those situations, however, professional disaster services can help and potentially save you money of further damages, so once your initial steps are taken, give us a call.