Water Damage: Before We Arrive
Water Damage: Before We Arrive:
You’ve called us and help is on the way, but water in your home or business presents safety concerns for you, your family, customers and employees. Electricity and water are not a good combination and you should first determine if the area is safe to be in. Below is a list of a few things you can do as well as avoid in order to minimize the damage and safety risk to you and your property in the event of a flood.
What To Do After Experiencing a Flood:
- Turn your water off. Locate the main shutoff valve and turn it clockwise.
- Be sure to turn the breakers off to any areas affected by water.
- Get rid of as much standing water as possible.
- Move furniture, carpets, and other belongings off of any wet floors while removing excess water from any items.
- Remove papers, books and fabrics that can easily absorb moisture and be damaged.
- Avoid rooms where ceilings may be sagging as they are at risk of collapsing.
What to Avoid after Experiencing a Flood:
- Never use a home vacuum in an attempt to remove water
- Minimize tracking water into unaffected areas.
- Avoid all electrical outlets, plugs and appliances. Areas that don’t look damaged may still be a risk.