Flooding is a very serious and dangerous condition for any structure. A slow leak can cause damage over time, but a flood means time is of the essence. You need to get that water out within 24 hours if at all possible, and definitely within 48. Flooding and flood damage cleanup is an emergency situation. Don’t try to tackle it yourself. Contact ServicePros.
Why is flooding dangerous?
The biggest immediate danger of a major flood is a short circuit of your electrical system. Once water gets to the height of your outlets or contacts a live electrical wire, it can electrify the water. This is a serious electrocution danger. NEVER enter a pool of water in your home unless you know for certain that the main electrical breaker has been shut off. If you cannot reach your breaker because there is flooding in the way, evacuate the home and contact ServicePros. They can shut off the electricity at the meter where it is safe.
Second, a flood can cause sump pumps and sewer lines to overflow into your home. Any flood damage must be treated as if sewage contamination is a possibility. Even if there isn’t any blackwater contamination, the amount of water in a flood can often carry dangerous materials. Entering flood water without proper protective gear can risk your health. Instead, shut off the water at the main. Even if the flood is caused by Mother Nature, that will lessen the amount of water that could flood your home if a pipe breaks from the force of the flood.
Third, flood water will soak into your home’s surfaces in as little as 24 hours. After 48, permanent damage can result. Buckets and towels are no way to handle a flood. You need professional water damage extraction and drying equipment to handle a flood.
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How ServicePros can help you
We have the skills and the equipment necessary to clean up severe flood damage before it becomes permanent. We will rescue as many goods as we can from the flooded area and get the water out. All of it. Including what has already soaked into surfaces. That’s the only way to prevent mold buildup later.
If we determine that sewage is also present in the water, we will sanitize all the affected surfaces and help you determine which goods are worth saving and which must be thrown away.
The sooner we can get to work, the less expensive and the less damaging the whole experience will be to your home and stuff. There is no time to waste when it comes to flood damage cleanup! If flood waters stick around too long, the walls and floor might be damaged so much that your home will have to be condemned until the repairs are complete. This happens all too often in serious natural floods.
Start the process of saving your home right away. As soon as you notice possible flooding, shut off the electricity and the water main, then call ServicePros. We will send a qualified flood damage cleanup specialist to your location and get started on fixing the problem right away.