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Prepare For Floods And Help Protect Your Warrington Home From Water Damage

8/19/2017 (Permalink)

Floods are a genuine risk for many of us living here in Florida.

Prepare For Floods

Floods are a genuine risk for many of us living here in Florida. Flash floods are not uncommon, and you might find your home affected by water damage suddenly, with minimal warning. Many homeowners in the area have asked us if there is anything they can do to protect their house from water damage. Although you cannot prevent a flood from happening there are some things SERVPRO recommends you do to minimize the impact if the worst happens.

First, check that your insurance covers flooding. Many people assume their insurance covers their Warrington home for water damage after a flood, but that might not be the case. Many policies do not cover water damage from floods, and it is necessary to take out a separate insurance policy for such an event.

Keep all your important documents such as insurance policies, birth or marriage certificates, and bank papers in a waterproof container near the top of your home. Although SERVPRO has freeze drying technology on hand to help safe waterlogged paper items, we believe that prevention is better than cure.

If you can, elevate your A/C unit, air handler, furnace, electrical control panel and water heater to a high position in your home. Employing someone to move items for you might cost an initial outlay amount, but it is more cost effective than replacing them after a flood.

Check your basement for cracks or weak points, and seal them with hydraulic cement, or mortar and masonry caulk. If your basement leaks regularly it is a good idea to employ a builder to look at it. Install a backflow valve on your sewer or septic tank lines. That way, should a flood occur you do not run the risk of unmentionable waste getting into your home.

Sometimes even if you take the right precautions, floods cause water damage to your home. If that happens, put in a call to SERVPRO right away – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Our experienced team extracts standing water from your home, and then set to work drying it so you can return back to normal as soon as possible. We use air movers and box fans to dry every nook and cranny from under the carpet and behind cabinets to your favorite couch or inside your closet. We also have dehumidifiers on hand to speed the drying process, and state of the art tools to monitor every step and ensure we reach our drying goal.

For help with cleanup after water gets into your home, call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 today.

Visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrington,_Florida for more about the city of Warrington.

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