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Act Fast and Reduce Flood Damage!

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

Why You Need to Act Fast When There’s a Flood

In the aftermath of flood damage due to a heavy storm, ground water, or water damage from a burst pipe in the basement, homeowners must act within the first 24-48 hours to help prevent secondary water damage from setting in and becoming a much larger project to restore. SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County is among TX’s premier mold remediation companies and can arrive at the scene promptly to help prevent further damage.

Often, homeowners try to reverse the damage on their own, but this only delays the process further, allowing water damage to occur continuously until they eventually seek the help of water damage restoration companies. 

Outlined below are the steps a homeowner or business owner in West Fort Bend County, should take to best combat residential or commercial water damage.

Avoid Additional Risks and Act Safely

Immediately after a storm that causes flooding, families should check for their safety before sifting around or re-entering. The Federal Emergency Management Agency warns families to check for visible structural damage like loosened or cracked foundation before returning home.

Likewise, homeowners should contact utility companies and stay clear of areas with the most flood damage if they suspect gas or electric lines sustained damage in the disaster. Entering a dangerous site is never worth the risk, especially if a professional water damage restoration team is already on the way.

Get the Right Water Cleanup Team on the Job ASAP

A flood presents an emergency for many homeowners and business owners. For that reason, homeowners should contact an emergency water damage restoration team the moment they notice flooding.

Hiring an experienced water and mold removal company is the quickest way to reverse any damage. Industrial-level equipment will always do a better job than equipment homeowners could rent or buy.

Find a company with stunning reviews known for a variety of damage restoration services including commercial cleaning services. A company who has satisfied clients in all areas of damage restoration including fire, flood, water, mold remediation, and commercial cleaning will give you confidence in the level of service you will receive. 

How to Prepare for the Water Damage Restoration Company

In the aftermath of a major storm or flooding event, the damage restoration company may take some time to arrive due to road conditions, increased need for services, and other factors. A reputable company will be able to provide a home or business owner with tips on how to assist with prevention of secondary water damage or microbial growth while waiting for professionals to arrive.

While waiting for the water damage restoration service to arrive, homeowners should take pictures and videos of the damage and contact their insurance companies. They should next remove all wet items from the home if it is safe to do so.

Ultimately, a homeowner cannot do a lot to reverse the water damage. Instead, they may need to leave the premises so that the water and fire restoration companies can arrive at the scene and begin working as quickly as possible.

Flood Damage Restoration from SERVPRO

The best way to prevent secondary water damage in the 24 hours after a flood is by calling SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County go-to fire and water restoration company. The sooner a homeowner acts, the easier a water cleanup company can clean up the mess and return them home to normal.

SERVPRO is always prepared to respond to any weather conditions when an emergency occurs. Immediate action mitigates flood damage, and there’s no way to combat the damage effectively without enlisting the help of a professional service company.

Reverse flood damage today. Contact Team Shaw of SERVPRO of West Fort Bend County 281-342-5326.

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