Storms & Flooding
Floods can strike anywhere and at any time. It’s important to know whether or not your home is located in a flood zone. If it is, then you should begin preparations immediately, and always have a plan of action.
BEFORE THE FLOOD
You can install “check valves” into your sewer traps to prevent the flood from backing up your sewage and sump pump. Basement walls are prone to cracking and moisture build up. This can be resolved by waterproofing your basement by sealing the walls. This step will always help to prevent microbial growth.
DURING THE FLOOD
Electrical currents can run through water, making standing water dangerous in some cases. If it’s safe to do so, shut off the electricity to any areas affected by flood water. Since standing flood water may contain contaminated contents, try to avoid walking through the water.
AFTER THE FLOOD
In many cases, floods can cause the public water supply to become dangerous to consume. Keep an eye out for water alerts from your local news service. If you have flood insurance, it’s important to understand what is covered and what is not.
SERVPRO® OF HANCOCK COUNTY & STORM DAMAGE
SERVPRO® of Hancock County can respond immediately to your location. Our technicians are professionally trained through the IICRC to perform water removal and extraction to the affected areas of your home. We treat our community members and customers like family, so that you can rest easy knowing the job will be done by people who care.
Call us directly at 419-299-3774 for help.