Before a storm surge
* Closely monitor radio, TV
* Check your house and land for any potential dangers related to flooding.
* Learn how to turn off the gas and electricity in your house.
* Sandbags are a valuable tool to prevent water from entering your home.
* Have on hand an extra supply of cash, and batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water, and medications.
* If you live in an area that is subject to flooding, do not store your important documents in the basement. Keep them at a higher level, protected from flood damage.
* Ensure that your family has a portable emergency kit, in a backpack or suitcase with wheels.
* Fuel your car. If evacuation becomes necessary, it will be hard to stop for gas.
* Only stay in a home if you have NOT been ordered to leave.
During a storm surge
* Stay inside where you are protected from the water. It’s best to be away from windows & doors.
* Monitor the storm’s progress and listen for warnings or instructions from local officials.
* Before driving anywhere, listen carefully to rescue officials, and do not drive through flood waters.
* Heavy rainfall can result in flooding. This is particularly true when the ground is still saturated from previous storms.
After a flood, Re-entering your home
* Do not return home until authorities have advised that it is safe to do so.
* Use extreme caution when returning to your home after a flood.
* Make sure the building is structurally safe. Look for buckled walls or floors. Watch for holes in the floor, broken glass, and other potentially dangerous debris.
* If the main power switch was not turned off before flooding, do not re-enter your home until a qualified electrician has determined it is safe to do so.
* Do not use any appliances, heating, pressure, or sewage system until electrical components have been thoroughly cleaned, dried, and inspected.
* Flood water can be heavily contaminated with sewage and other pollutants. It can cause sickness and infections.
* If your house has been flooded, your personal items that have been flood-damaged will have to be discarded according to local regulations.
* Record details of flood damage by photograph or video, if possible.
* Register the amount of damage to your home for your insurance company.
Cleanup the flood damaged
* Minimize contact with floodwater or anything that may have been in contact with it.
* Recommended flood cleanup equipment, Depending on your situation, you may need to rent additional equipment such as extension cords, submersible pumps, wet/dry shop vacuums, a carbon monoxide sensor, and dehumidifiers, fans or heaters.
When flood waters enter your home you’ll need the trained professionals here at Water Damage Zone to be there when you need them most! Our expert team will evacuate any remaining water, completely dry out the affected areas and repair any damage to make it like the flooding never happened. We will even work directly with your insurance company so you don’t have to.
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Reseda, CA 91335
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