Top 3 Ways to Address Flooding
Nobody wants their home to flood, but we know that sometimes it happens. If you have a flood in your home, you know who to call-- SERVPRO! But here are a few helpful tips when it comes to what to do before we get there:
- Stop the water at its source. Unless your flood was caused by a force of nature, like a storm, the first thing you should do is stop the water source. The easiest way to do this is to turn off the main water valve to your house, turning off all of the water.
- Turn off the electricity. The last thing you need when your house floods is to risk electrifying the water. If it’s not possible to access the breaker without getting in the water, call an electrician! If there is a flood warning in your area due to weather, it may be best to turn off your electricity ahead of time.
- Evacuate. If the flood was not a result of a force of nature and your yard is safe, evacuate your family, animals, and anyone else in the house to your backyard. If your yard isn’t safe, head over to a neighbor or family member’s house to wait for assistance. Always have a plan in place that includes meeting spots and a way to make sure everyone in the house is accounted for!