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What To Do When Your Home or Business Floods

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

When big storms head your way the fear of water damage to your house or business is something everyone experiences. While you can’t always control whether or not your property does experience flooding or water damage, how you handle the problem can be the difference between a small issue and a large one.

1) Make sure that you, and those around you are safe and out of the water if there is flooding.

2) Call your insurance company, during large storms you most likely are not the only person who is experiencing damage to their property, and you don’t want to get stuck waiting an extra long time because you waited too long to call the insurance company and now there’s a long line of people.

3) Call us here at SERVPRO of Chesapeake North. Water damage is not something that stops once the storm ends. The longer you wait to address water damage the worse it can get, so it is important to begin mitigation of further damage as soon as possible.

4) Do your best to protect what you can. It’s not always possible to protect everything in your home from damage, but if the opportunity presents itself to move some irreplaceable belongings, you should try to move them higherup in your house or business, so they are not damaged by the floods. Most importantly things that could be permanently damaged like electronics and documents.

5) Prepare to have to leave. Depending on the damage you will likely have to leave the property in order for mitigation and restoration efforts to happen.

Floods on your property might not be avoidable, but if you prepare and make sure you respond in a timely manner you can at the very least make the clean up and recovery efforts a little easier for yourself.

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