What to Do When Water Invades Your Home | SERVPRO of East Brownsville & South Padre Island
You may not think about it much, but water is an incredibly powerful thing, even when it is in the most controlled sense. We pump water through pipes in our home and turn it on and off as we will, but even then the pressure can be surprising. If you have ever visited the ocean and allowed it to wash over your toes you know first hand the forceful nature water has.
Water may be necessary for life, but when it creeps into places it doesn’t belong, it can leave behind a total disaster. Between heavy rains, hurricanes and thunderstorms, our Texas home is incredibly flood-prone. Even the occasional tornado has pushed coastal waters in and created flash flooding. Whether from external forces or internal forces, water in your home can be utter chaos.
There are lots of ways to prepare for flooding in order to protect your property, but some disasters simply cannot be avoided. That’s why having water damage restoration experts in your community is crucial.
Preparation and protection before a disaster can save you a lot of losses in the long run, but knowing how to respond when your home does suffer water damage can go a long way in preventing extensive damages as well. When it comes to water, the quicker you can stop it, the better your chances of limiting damage will be.
Locate the source of the water invasion and consider what you can do to stop or reroute the flow. If your home is flooding during a storm, you might not have any other choice but to wait it out in a safe location. Internal sources can be shut off, however, so learn all the water valve locations throughout your home. Make sure you know where your circuit breaker box is as well.
Don’t set foot into water that may contain live electrical wires or equipment. Turn the power off first, even if it means killing the power to your whole house.
Once it is safe, call SERVPRO®. Our experts are available 24⁄7, so the time of day when your home is damaged will never make a difference. Actually, it is much better to call us right away so that we can start your restoration process as quickly as possible.
We start your recovery process immediately by gathering as much information as possible over the phone. This is a great time to snap some photos of the water and anything it may have damaged. Pictures are a great way to document the timeline and report to your insurance. We work directly with your insurance company so that your restoration process is as easy as it can be.
Our team will head out to your home with equipment designed to thoroughly dry our your property. Removing water and drying soft objects is one of our first priorities in order to salvage as much as we can. Our experts make it their goal to restore everything possible, which means you won’t have to replace the things you love. We can dry your items completely, ensuring they are sanitary and free of odors in the process.
The experts at our locally owned SERVPRO are ready to tackle anything your restoration project will bring, no matter where the water that damaged your home came from. If there is a part of your house that is too damaged to restore, we can tear it down and rebuild it so your home is better than new when everything is complete.
Never try to tackle more than an inch of water on your own. Call in professionals who are trained to handle pipe failures, stormwater and even sewage issues in the safest and most sanitary ways. With SERVPRO right around the corner from your home, you can get back to marveling at the incredibly powerful natural wonder water is without fear of disaster.
Do you have water damage in your home? Call us for fast and complete restoration.