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Staying Safe and Dry During a Flood | SERVPRO of Northwest Las Vegas

5/21/2024 (Permalink)

big wooden house in high water Flash floods come at the most unexpected times. Are you dealing with the aftermath? SERVPRO of Northwest Las Vegas is here to help! Call us now.

We don’t see much rain around here on a regular basis, but when we do, flash flooding conditions can appear quickly. Our dry, arid ground can have a harder time absorbing a lot of rain in a short amount of time, and it can back up and start to flow down our streets and into our homes as a result. 

Knowing what to do before, during and after a flood can help you navigate these disasters more smoothly. Let’s chat about some flood safety strategies below! 

Preparation Tips

The best way to prevent serious damage from occurring is to prepare your home and property for the incoming rain. Cleaning up your yard and pulling children’s toys, yard equipment and any other clutter into your garage can prevent it all from being swept away. 

You should also take the time to tie down patio furniture, propane tanks or grills that are too heavy to move but that could still be impacted by the flowing water.

Check on your gutters and downspouts to make sure they are clear and pointed away from your house, and then head inside to prepare your home. If you know that your basement floods often when it rains, move any fragile possessions or important documents up to a higher level and consider shutting off electricity down there for the time being. 

Locate your emergency kit, and be sure you have at least one reliable way of receiving weather alerts that doesn’t require electricity to work.

When the Water Starts Flowing  

If your home starts becoming infiltrated with water, try to stay calm and stay in a safe location. It can be scary to watch water seep into your basement or leak down your walls, but it is important to remember that the storm will eventually move on and the water will stop rushing in.

Once the storm passes on, be really careful moving about your house. Flowing water is really strong and could have caused damage to your home that you can’t see at the moment. 

Wear sturdy boots and gloves if you have to walk through the water. Floodwater can be toxic or could be harboring sharp objects or chemicals, so try to stay out of it as much as you can. Now is the time to get us on the phone!

How We Can Assist You 

Our team understands that water damage should be dealt with quickly and efficiently, so we will get started on your restoration as fast as possible. The longer the standing water sits in your home, the worse your damage could get and the risk for mold growth increases. 

We will extract the standing water and use our thermal cameras to detect residual moisture. Once your space is dry, we can locate the source of the leak and address specialized repairs. 

Water can easily warp floors, ruin carpet and create soggy walls, so we will also tackle these restoration jobs while we work. When we are done, your home will be dry and returned to its pre-flood condition.

Flood water can cause extensive damage. Contact SERVPRO of Northwest Las Vegas right away.

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