After A Major Flooding Event, Follow These Flood Repair Tips
First and foremost, don’t panic! No matter how serious a basement flood is, taking action quickly and calmly is the best way to reduce the damages that your home will sustain. If the room is fully flooded, resist the urge to wade into flood waters.
Even in a place as familiar as your own basement, flood waters can conceal safety hazards that could catch you by surprise. You might trip and fall or hurt your foot on items such as nails and other sharp objects that were displaced during the flood.
Begin by cutting off power to the basement so that electrical outlets and wiring will present less of a danger.
If there is time to take action before the room gets completely flooded, it’s a good idea to “triage” items that you want to get out of harm’s way. For example, it’s a good idea to get electronics out of the room since these can be dangerous later on.
It’s also a good idea to remove any food from the area. Any type of food that happens to be left out during a flood situation will enhance the likelihood that you will be dealing with mold later on.
Once you’re out of the room, resist the temptation to go back inside. Be sure that everyone in the home knows about the flooding and won’t be headed into the basement for any reason.
Don’t Leave Basement Flooding Up To Chance: Call Us
Once you’ve done everything you can to make your basement safer, leave the rest up to the professionals. At AA Action Waterproofing, we have many strategies we can use to safely waterproof your basement so that you can get back in there as soon as possible.
When there’s a major flood, you may also need to consider mold remediation and other services. Mold takes root within just a few minutes and can become very serious if flooding is left for more than a day. Luckily, AA Action Waterproofing can help with mold remediation, too.
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