Flooded Home Tips
Even if you don't live in a flood zone, there are still ways for your house to be overcome by flood water damage. Some places live in 100 year flood-zones, some experience flash flooding due to heavy rains or fast snow melt, and some experience hurricanes or other weather phenomenon. Regardless of where the flood stems from, it's essential to know how to handle it properly to ensure minimum damage. If a water damage is not taken care of properly it can result in mold and/or rot to your home.
If you notice your home being flooded, the first thing you want to do is prevent any more water from entering the home. Sump pumps and adequate drainage systems are paramount in preventing water damage to your home. Routinely check to ensure no debris or blockages are preventing your drainage system from guiding the water away from your house. In cases where weather may knock out power, keep a generator ready so that you can ensure your sump pump runs continuously to help prevent flooding.
If you experience a flood in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Williamsport/Montoursville right away. The faster our professionals can get to your home, the quicker the remediation process can begin and less damage your home will endure.