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Tips for Tackling Flood Emergencies | SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County

3/15/2024 (Permalink)

Hoboken Flooding in the road Don’t let flood damage slow you down! SERVPRO of Greater Sussex County is Here to Help® whenever disaster strikes.

When it rains, it can really pour in the Vernon area! The spring season can bring some gentle rainstorms, but it can also bring strong thunderstorms that end in flooded roads and, unfortunately, flooded basements. 

No one wants to think about the possibility of experiencing a flood in their own home, but it is really common. Because of that fact, it is important that you have a plan in place ahead of time so you can stay safe when the water comes rushing in. 

Focus on Safety

Did you know that flash flood warnings can be issued even before it starts raining? The majority of flood issues stem from weather situations, but they can also be caused by broken dams or levees or even if a main water line bursts in the middle of town. 

No matter the situation, you should heed all flash flood warnings and take them seriously. Even just a few inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, so avoid any areas in question and try to stay off the roads when you can.

If your home is located in a flood zone or you know that your lowest levels tend to get wet when it rains heavily, consider turning off electricity to that space and move anything of importance to a higher level. Locate your emergency kit and weather radio, then gather your family in a safe area of your home to wait out the situation. 

Tackling Floodwater

If water starts to infiltrate your home, do your best to stay calm and keep your family out of the water. Floodwater can harbor dangerous substances like storm runoff, toxic chemicals and even sharp debris, so stay out of the water so you can stay safe. Wear sturdy boots and protective gloves if you must navigate the area that is flooded. 

Once everyone is safe and out of the affected area, get us on the phone as soon as possible. We know that the longer flood water sits in your home, the worse your situation can become. 

We will gather up our supplies and materials and be on our way to you as quickly as possible! In the meantime, grab your phone and take some pictures of the damage so you can get your insurance claim process started right away. 

Restoring and Repairing 

We know that the most important part about flood restoration is removing the water, which is exactly what we do upon our arrival. We will clean and dry up the standing water with our wet/dry vacuums, mops, towels and air movers, and we will use thermal cameras to detect hidden moisture behind your walls. Once the water is removed, we can turn our attention to any repairs that need to take place. 

Water is notorious for seeping and leaking into walls and floors, which can leave them swollen or warped. Our team will address these repairs with precision so we can return your home to its pre-flood condition as quickly as possible.

Flood situations should always be dealt with quickly. Contact us today to learn more about our flood restoration process.

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