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Storm Damage – What to Do with Flooding

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Strong storms that happen occasionally in our area can create a significant amount of flooding in a home. That floodwater may be trapped inside your home causing extensive damage. What do you do when this happens?

Keep Safety in Mind

Your first and primary goal is to maintain the safety of your family. To do that, you need to stay out of the water. Stormwater may look harmless inside your home, but it is often filled with contaminants that can be harmful. You may even need to leave the home if the water is more than a few inches or if it continues to rise.

Removing the Water

In some cases, the water will recede, but you do not want to wait too long for that to happen. If the water will not quickly drain on its own – that is when you need professional help right away. The faster you can remove the water, the less damage will be done. Our team can extract the water properly, minimizing any risks to you along the way.

Drying Out the Space

Storm damage like this needs to be carefully assessed and remediated right away. A key component of the process will be to dry out the space and, if something cannot be dried out properly, it should be removed. Proper cleaning is also necessary since water is likely to leave behind harmful substances such as raw sewage or toxic chemicals.

Get the Support You Need Now

It is best not to wait to get storm damage cleaned up. At SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County, our experienced, IICRC certified technicians can help you to overcome the damage you have quickly. Call us 24/7 at 509-534-0655 for immediate help.

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