Got Flood?: Three Key Action Steps to Minimize Flood Damage
Recent news reported that both Saskatchewan and Alberta are facing significant flooding problems. Currently, Southern Alberta is facing a state of emergency as flood waters rise. Saskatchewan’s Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff stated: “Unfortunately what’s happening in Alberta is going to make its way into Saskatchewan….The influx coming into Lake Diefenbaker from Alberta is something we haven’t seen in 100 years.“
As a property owner in the flood affected areas, the only thing you can do is begin planning for the inevitable and try to minimize the damage caused by the water. With this in mind, we recommend the following three key action steps:
STEP 1: SAFETY
Water and electricity do not mix. Be sure to shut off the breakers in the flooded areas to avoid electrical shocks.
STEP 2: CLEAN UP
Don’t wait! Mold needs water to grow. Within 24 to 48 hours, mold will take hold and begin to proliferate. For this reason, it is essential that the clean up process begin immediately. Water must be removed and the drying process needs to occur. Please call us for professional drying equipment placement as soon as possible.
STEP 3: INSURANCE
Call your insurance adjustor immediately to get the claim process started. Dealing with a flooding disaster can be overwhelming, call a Disaster Recovery specialist that has experience!
Safety, Clean Up, and Insurance are the key action steps you must take if you experience flooding. Act quickly to mitigate further damage and the possibility of mold proliferation.
Another key problem that you may face is flooding caused by a sewer back up. To learn more about the causes, prevention, and steps required to deal with a sewer back up, click here for detailed information.
If you have questions, call us toll free, 1-888-909-6653 or use the form below. We are here to help and please pass on this information to friends and family who need assistance. The sooner the process of water restoration begins, the better to avoid the onset of mold and other health related concerns
— #GotMold?™ (@gotmoldglobal) June 21, 2014