"Is it still raining?"
Yes, it’s been constant rain for us valley regions these past couple of days. With that being said, we know that there’s only one thing we worry about and it’s the after math. We don’t say it out loud, but its lingering in the back of our head. The mess left behind is always our main and only concern. If your home/business is insured, get with your insurance agent and go over your coverage plan. If it’s necessary add flood coverage and textiles to your coverage, for the ultimate coverage, if ever needed.
Here are the first things you need to do when faced with a house flood.
Your safety comes first- we may not experience deep water flooding when living in the valley, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t had our years or could. Take into mind that if you experience flooding your health and safety should always come first. If you choose to turn off the main breaker wear proper clothing (boots, gloves if applicable) no food that has had long period of contact with the water should be consumed. (Take into mind you don’t know what contaminates the water). Move to higher ground if necessary.
Identify the source of the flooding and stop it- now this can apply in many ways i.e. if it’s a broken pipe turn off the main water supply. Now if its due to a hurricane o r you ismpply don tknow the root cause of the flood the simplest route to take is call a professional.
Document the damage- do remember to always video tape any damage affected by the damage before placing your call to the professionals for your own record purpose and for your insurance claim (if applicable).
Call your insurance provider (if applicable)- your insurance company will send you an adjuster to inspect the damage and if necessary, evaluate any losses.
Get help from a reputable water damage profession- so this is where SERVPRO Brownsville comes in! although we all get tempted to handle the job ourself, there’s no need to when we can help you the entire way. We go ahead and help you even with the insurance claim itself.
Avoid any further delays or damages and call us in the event you face an emergency. If you need any more information on our services call SERVPRO Brownsville/Spi, TODAY!