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Important Things to Remember When Your Home Gets Flooded

Flooded HomeFlooding is not as rare as you may think it is, and it does not only happen due to bad weather. Your home can get flooded for many different reasons, and these include broken pipes, blocked drainage systems, and even something as simple as someone leaving a faucet on. No matter what caused the flood, there are a few things you need to remember in order to ensure that you, your family, and your property, are safe.

  • For starters, you need to ensure that everyone is away from the flooding. Whether the flood is caused by rains, a burst dam, faulty piping, or whatnot, safety is your first priority.
  • If water is rising and you have an upper floor in your home, get people to higher ground first. If an evacuation is needed, then get people out as soon as it is viable. Call for help if it is needed so that you can get everyone out of your flooded home quickly and safely.
  • Another thing you can do to ensure that everyone is safe, is to turn off your electricity and your gas main. This will help prevent accidents from electrocution and fires. This will also help keep people safe after the floods when you return to your home. If you turn the power off, you won’t have to worry about electrocution from any wires in the puddles of water, which are likely to still be in your home, after the flood water recedes.
  • If the flood is a weather produced problem, make sure that you secure your important documents, and that your flood emergency kit is prepared. If you have enough time, secure your expensive furniture and appliances by moving these to higher ground.
  • Secure all the openings of your home before you evacuate, or even while the water is rising. This will help keep all your belongings inside, even when water rises, presuming that the water pressure is not strong enough to break down doors and windows.
  • Contact your insurance company after the flood to determine what is the best course of action for getting your home fixed after the deluge.
  • Don’t attempt to remove the water that is trapped in certain areas of your home, like your basement, by yourself. Contact an expert to help you with the clearing of the flooded areas as well as with the restoration and repair of flood damaged rooms in your home.

Kennedy Carpet Cleaning is an expert when it comes to water damage restoration, in Boston, MA. We help our clients recover from extensive water damage via a systematic approach that begins with an inspection and involves damage mapping, flood containment, and cleanup, among others. If you want to learn more about our restoration services, as well as other services we offer, please feel free to message us via our Contact Us page, or call us at 888-369-8626.