When flooding strikes, you have to act fast to minimize water damage.
The water is rising. What do you do?
First, call Abbotts Fire and Flood Restoration to get help on the way. Then follow Abbotts water emergency action guidelines.
Abbotts Fire and Flood Restoration will clean up and repair your flooded or water-damaged property like new, but there are some things you can do to help. The actions you take before, during and after water damages your property can help protect it from the worst damage and reduce the time and expense necessary to get it restored and your life back to normal.
Safety First, Always
This set of guidelines will help you keep the damage to a minimum and get started recovering right away. But before you do any kind of work at a site that has water damage, make sure you consider possible safety and health hazards that may be present.
Common hazards associated with water leaks and flooding include:
- Electrical hazards
- Gas leaks
- Chemical and biological contaminants in flood water and its residue
- Potentially toxic concentrations of mold and its spores
- Structural weakening in saturated building materials
- Dangerous wild animals washed into structures during flooding
These are only a few of the hazards you may encounter in your flooded or water-damaged structure. Make sure that you proceed with caution, regularly assessing areas for these and other risks as you follow these guidelines.