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Avoid Post-Flood Mistakes using these Three Tips

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

After experiencing flooding in Broomall, PA, most homeowners are anxious to begin the process of water damage clean up and repair. With flood water subsiding and insurance companies involved, it may be time to begin the restoration process. Before jumping into the job with both feet, ensure you are prepared for what lies ahead. Use the following three helpful tips to stay safe and streamline the work that goes into repairing a home flood.

  1. Wear Proper Clothing

Keep in mind that flood cleanup is a large process to tackle. When beginning the duty of drying and restoring your home, don’t underestimate the importance of proper attire. Exposure to contaminated liquid may be dangerous, and walking into a longstanding pool of water can pose several risks. Essential clothing to consider during cleanup includes the following:

  • Knee-high rubber boots
  • Long-sleeved shirt and pants
  • Disposable respirator mask
  • Goggles
  • Rubber gloves
  1. Don’t Touch Standing Water

For safety reasons, contact a licensed electrician to clear the area before getting started. If downed power lines are in contact with standing water, the risk of electrocution is very high. It may be tempting to walk around your flooded home to assess damage. Remember, it is never a good idea to enter a house that’s taken in too much moisture without having first cleared the area of electrical hazards.

  1. Follow Clean-Up Protocol

After taking in the severity of the water damage left behind by a residential flood, homeowners are tempted to speed-up the sanitation process as much as possible. To achieve the best results, consult a storm damage restoration specialist. Work closely with your insurance and follow its processes. This will ensure more timely results and proper repairs.

Keep these tips in mind as you begin to rebuild after flood damage. For a safe and efficient process, deal with flood water damages in a cautious and routine manner. If you need assistance contact SERVPRO of Media and SERVPRO of Central Delaware County. Our team of professionals have the knowledge, training and equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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