What to Do After Your Home Is Flooded

What to Do After Your Home Is FloodedThe effects of climate change aren’t limited to rising temperatures. Climate change is also evident in the increased number of tornadoes and storms that bring torrential rains and create more serious flash flooding than in past years. When the floodwater starts coming into your home, it’s crucial to remain calm.

You can minimize casualties and losses by following these steps:

During A Flood

Start Relocating Your Belongings

When a flash flood warning has been issued or you can see water levels rising while the rain continues to fall, do not delay. Start moving your home’s contents to the highest part of the house, especially items that are easily damaged like books, documents, rugs, and upholstered furniture. With any luck, the water will never be able to reach them in their newer, safer location.

Turn the Power Off

Locate your circuit breaker and shut the power to your home once water has started to come in. Water and electricity don’t play well together; you run the risk of electrocuting yourself or any members of the family that come into contact with the floodwater if you keep the power on.

Move To Higher Ground

Floodwater is dangerous not only because there can be sharp debris swirling around beneath the surface. In addition, the floodwater itself is most likely dirty and contaminated, which puts you at risk of illness or disease should you come into contact with it. Evacuate your family to high ground or move to the highest part of the house. Keep an eye on where the situation is headed and leave your home if circumstances seem too dire.

After the Flood

Get Rid of the Stagnant Water

Floodwater should start to recede naturally. Once it’s safe enough to move around, it is time to get to work. Whatever indoor water is left behind should be removed from the home. Start mopping and use shop-vacs and squeegees to help the task along if needed. If the amount of water is too much for common removal methods, seek professional help from Perfection Property Restoration. We have commercial-grade equipment to extract the water for you.

Ventilate Your Home

Places that have high levels of humidity and moisture are ideal breeding grounds for mold. To prevent the fungi from taking root inside your home and harming your loved ones, ventilate the indoors and make sure that air continues to circulate until everything is dry. After that, call in a restoration expert to perform structural drying and dehumidification if necessary.

Get Cleaned Up

Floodwater carries all kinds of dirt and debris into your home, as well as bacteria and viruses. Once the water recedes, you must perform a thorough cleaning and sanitize the affected areas. Another option is to call a cleanup crew in to clear the muck and make sure your home is spotless and safe once again.

Get the Right Help with Perfection Property Restoration

Experiencing indoor flooding may be a devastating event for a homeowner, but it’s not a hopeless one. With the help of a respectable restoration company like Perfection Property Restoration, your home can be back to its pre-disaster form in no time. In addition to high quality water damage restoration services, our company also offers fire and smoke restoration, mold remediation, as well as reconstruction services. Make sure your home gets the attention it deserves, especially after a disastrous flood. Call Perfection Property Restoration today at 815-427-4636 or use our Contact Us page to submit inquiries.

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