Flooding can be a nightmare, but SERVPRO of East Louisville is here for you!
It’s a nightmare scenario for some.
You wake up, head downstairs, and you have 2 feet of water in your basement.
Or maybe, you go on vacation in the winter, and a pipe breaks flooding your entire home.
Perhaps a rain storm fills your egress and your basement carpet becomes a giant sponge.
One of the most damaging and devastating things you can ever experience as a homeowner is a flood. No matter what the cause, you should know what you should do if your house floods. Taking care of the problem earlier will help you to reduce the amount of damage and can make the clean-up and repair easier.
The first several days after a disaster are critical to preventing unnecessary secondary damages like mold. SERVPRO suggests the following steps to help minimize additional damage to your home, business and possessions.
- If the water has entered the structure through the flooding of a creek, stream or river, or if it has filtered through insulation during its intrusion, it is considered black water and could be hazardous to your health. Avoid contact with contaminated items as much as possible.
- Take the greatest caution while entering your home, and wear sturdy shoes and protective clothing when dealing with flooded areas.
- Do not attempt to operate any electrical equipment while standing in wet or damp locations.
- Throw away all foods - even canned goods - that have encountered flood waters.
- Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for drying. Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
- Place fans at 45-degree angles to walls and move large furniture away from walls to create the best air circulation.
- If your home has a crawlspace, be aware excess moisture in this area can often foster mold growth.
SERVPRO of East Louisville is here for you! If floods attack your home or business, just give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are here to get you back to “Like it never even happened.”