What to Do After a Storm in Pensacola Before We Arrive
Some Helpful Hints to Minimize Damage After a Storm
When flooding happens, there is a desire in every homeowner to jump in and start bailing out their living room or kitchen. It is perfectly normal and usually the worst possible thing to do.
If you do have flood damage in your Pensacola home, the first thing you should do is call us here at SERVPRO to get one of our response teams moving. Once you have done that, there are a few things you can accomplish before we arrive that will help speed the process:
1) Make sure the water source is turned off if it is a leak.
2) Turn off the power.
3) Remove paper products (damaged and undamaged) from the source of the flood.
4) Move artwork to a dry area.
5) Remove rugs if they can be easily carried.
6) Remove furniture from the flooded area.
7) Wipe down furniture of surface moisture.
8) Open closet doors and drawers to help speed along evaporation.
Before you do any of this, make sure it is safe. Do not try to wade through water that is past your ankles and never step in water if your home's electrical system has been compromised or if the water may be contaminated from damaged plumbing or a backed-up septic tank.
When it comes to vacuuming standing water or trying to extract water from carpets, leave that to our professional technicians. Our teams are trained to IICRC standards and have the latest restoration equipment to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Technicians also meet each job in the required safety gear to make sure there are no accidents, both physical and bacteriological.
Once the work is completed, we use specialized testing equipment to make sure it is safe to return to your home. This is our goal from the moment you call us to when our team packs up the last piece of cleaning equipment.
If you need our services, please call us today at (850) 469-1160. SERVPRO of West Pensacola is ready to help you return your home and your life to normal.