Flood Safety Tips
Though we’re nearing the end of hurricane season it still proves beneficial for homeowners to be prepared and aware of all the troubles that comes along with natural disasters.
Hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th, during that span of time homeowners could find themselves falling victim to damaging winds and an overflow of rainwater. It is prudent that homeowners are aware of these possibilities and put an action plan into place so that they are able to act fast if and when necessary. Here are a few helpful tips for homeowners everywhere.
- Have an Evacuation Plan - The safety of the homeowner and their family should be first priority. Homeowners should know how to safely leave their home in these circumstances. Homeowners should create a safety plan with their families and practice said plan ahead of the storm.
- Make and Evacuation Kit - Each kit can vary depending on the storm you’re facing, however certain items should always be in an evacuation kit. Items like a flashlight, canned food, water, radios and batteries.
- Stay Away From Pools of Water - If evacuation is necessary for you and your family stray away from flooded streets. Shallow water could also be full of debris that could cause damage your motor vehicle as well as you and your family.
- Have a Cleanup Plan - Even after the water resides and you deem it safe to re-enter your home, it is important that you call a professional to verify the harmful debris and contamination caused by the flooding is completely out.
SERVPRO of Virginia Beach offers 24-hour emergency response services. We understand how to manage the drying process and use the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices. We ensure your home is quickly and thoroughly dried. This helps prevent secondary water damage and allows you to regain control quickly, ensuring your structure and its contents are properly dried, deodorized and protected.
Call SERVPRO of Virginia Beach during your time of need and let us make it "Like it never even happened."