After Storm Tips by SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville
With the winter snow affecting Highway 50 in California, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville have tips on what to do after a rainstorm or winter storm.
What should you do after your house floods? After a significant weather event, people are often conflicted on what to do next. Some want to start the clean up process as soon as possible, while others are overwhelmed and unsure where to start. Although it is best to have a restoration professional work through the process on your behalf, there are certain steps that can be take prior to our team’s arrival.
Safety is our biggest concern after water damage. Our team never begins water mitigation until a structure has been cleared as safe.
-Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet yourself or standing in water
-Do not walk through flood waters. It can be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage, or even electrically charged
-Turn off the electricity to rooms that are affected by the water damage
-Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water
Notifying the insurance is the next recommendation. An agent or adjuster should be able to recommend a trusted restoration team in the area, SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville. Do not move or remove any materials without documenting the condition. Doing this it will ensure that the agent or adjuster has an accurate assessment of the damage.
At SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville, we are ready to answer your calls 24/7 during storm events. The more quickly you act, the more effective the restoration process will be. The chances of saving any water damage materials and possessions are better than the water dwelling for a period of time. Call SERVPRO of El Dorado Hills/Placerville at 916-933-3890 if you have water damage from the rainstorm or winter storm.