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After the Flood: Safe Cleanup Tips

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Whether from melting snow or torrential downpours, flooding in Henry and Randolph Counties is not uncommon. Storm damage through flooding can lead to property damage and ongoing mold problems, but the team at SERVPRO of Henry and Randolph Counties has some tips to help:

  1. Safety first. If you have standing water where electricity may be present, make sure that ALL electricity is turned off to the area to prevent electrocution. When in doubt, contact a professional to help disconnect power.
  2. Don’t wait. When you’re dealing with water damage, it’s important that you take immediate action so that you can rescue as much as you can. The experts at SERVPRO of Henry and Randolph Counties offer 24-hour emergency water damage service. Call 765-575-8654 to get connected with our team.
  3. Fight mold. Getting your space dried out as quickly as possible is crucial to avoiding dangerous mold setting in. While things can dry out naturally, this isn’t guaranteed, and it may not be fast enough to prevent mold. SERVPRO has a scientific approach to drying that can help speed up the process and keep mold at bay.
  4. Give your valuables some love. While not everything can be saved after a flood, you may be surprised at what can be salvaged. Let SERVPRO of Henry and Randolph Counties remove your wet items from the flooded area and take them to our facility for restoration. Our team is trained to remove odors from your items, so they’ll be returned to their original condition (maybe even better!)
  5. Check for structural integrity. Sometimes a flood can compromise a building’s foundation. This can lead to bigger problems down the road if not addressed immediately. Contact a trusted contractor to assess your facility’s foundation after a flood to make sure it’s in good condition and make the recommended improvements if necessary.

Flood damage after a storm can feel devastating, but with help from the pros at SERVPRO of Henry and Randolph Counties, you’ll soon have your life back “Like it never even happened.”

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