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What To Do First When Facing Flooding In Your Home

seymour water damage cleanupYour home can experience different levels of water damage, and none of them are enjoyable. One of the most stressful ones you can face is flooding, whether it is sewage flooding, broken appliances, or extreme weather. It is important to make sure you take the right steps when you are facing this type of damage in your home. 

1. Find The Source Of The Flooding And Turn It Off.

You do not want to let flooding become even worse. The first thing you should do is try to identify the source of the flooding. It may be a faulty appliance, a backed-up toilet, or extreme weather finding its way inside somehow if the flooding is coming from something that you can turn off, turn it off. In some instances, it may even be helpful just to turn off the water in your house. This will stop the problem from growing.

2. Turn Off The Electricity In Your Home.

Water and electricity do not mix. It can be incredibly dangerous if you have standing water that reaches your outlets. Coming in contact with electrified water puts you at risk of electric shock. To make sure you remain safe, turn off the electricity in your house to make sure there is no charge in the water. Your family’s safety is most important.

3. Call The Professionals To Take Care Of The Water Damage Cleanup.

Do not try to clean up flooding damage on your own. Sewage water can be contaminated. It is dangerous to come in contact with it. Especially if you have a weakened immune system or any health risks, do not touch anything that the flooding might contaminate. Call the professionals to come and help you figure out the best way to move forward in the water damage cleanup, and then stay away from the damage while you wait for them to arrive. 

4. What Will Happen Next?

Once the professionals arrive, they will determine the best way to move forward so your home can be repaired and restored. They will have the proper equipment to extract the water so your home can begin drying. They will then ensure that all of the water is dried, even in areas you do not see and would not think about. This will prevent mold growth and further damage from occurring in your home. They will also be able to disinfect any contamination your house and possessions may have experienced during the flooding, making sure your home is restored to how it was before experiencing the damaging flooding. 

Seymour Water Damage Cleanup

If you experience flooding or other kinds of water damage in your home, call PCS/PRS Southern. They can ensure your home is restored and safe and that your possessions are properly cleaned and dried. The best thing you can do in such a stressful situation is to let someone else make sure everything is taken care of properly and thoroughly, so you do not have to worry about it anymore.

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