What to do after a flash flood in your Sandy Plains GA home or business
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS & BEST FIRST STEPS
- Avoid flood waters as much as possible, they may contain contaminants like sewage, gasoline, heavy metals, and could be hiding electrocution hazards.
- When safe, turn off the electricity at the main breaker box and only turn the power back on when your home is dry and has been inspected by a certified electrician. Electrocution is a real risk when it comes to flood damage. Just one more reason why it’s best to call in the professionals.
- Quickly starting the cleaning and remediation process is crucial. Hiring a trusted and professional water damage mitigation service like SERVPRO of East Cobb is even more important! SERVPRO will jump start the cleaning process and get you back to normal in no time.
- Remove any items that have not been affected by flood waters, to prevent damage to non-affected items and areas during the cleaning process.
- Be familiar with your insurance policy. Call your insurance agent and discuss your coverage options for flood insurance before you have a flood. Having a solid insurance policy can be key to recovering fully from flooding event.
- Design and practice an emergency flood plan. Being prepared for a flood can be relatively easy and inexpensive. Check out this previous blog for more information on putting together an emergency flood plan - It Doesn’t Cost A Lot To Be Prepared.
- Call SERVPRO of East Cobb the trained professionals than know how to get the job done!
When it comes to flood waters it's very important to know your risks. If you have questions about your flood risk visit our friends over at FEMA. You can research your home or businesses flood zone risk level using this link.