Steps to Take During a Flood | SERVPRO® of Blount County
It’s no secret that it rains a lot here in eastern Tennessee. With all of the rain and the Little Tennessee River wrapping around our county, we are at a higher risk of experiencing flooding situations than other parts of the state.
If your home is affected by a flood, it is important to know what to do first to keep your family safe and minimize damages.
What to Do During a Flood
As soon as the flood warnings are issued for our area, make sure to locate your emergency kit and head to a safe location in your home. Flash flooding situations can appear without much warning so try to get to higher ground when possible.
If you have time, secure your home by moving essential items and fragile possessions to an upper floor and turn off your utilities if you are able to do so. Unplug electrical appliances, and tie down outside furniture.
What to Do After the Flood
Once the rain subsides or the floodwaters stop rushing in, initial shock can quickly turn into intense feelings of overwhelm. Remember that even if water isn’t actively coming into your home any more, it is still dangerous to walk through any type of floodwater. Stay on firm ground and turn off the electricity in your home if you are able, and then start taking pictures.
Photographing your situation will help make the claims process easier with your insurance company and will document the damage in its initial stages. Once that is done, call us at SERVPRO of Blount County!
How SERVPRO Can Help
We are very familiar with water damage situations, including flood damage. We will be there for you from that very first phone call. We will ask a lot of questions to help us create the most comprehensive project plan that we can. Once we arrive at your home, we do a few things simultaneously.
First, we remove your fragile possessions to prevent further damage and we start drying out things like your furniture and other removable items. Once our work space is clear, we can pump out the water and dry out your entire space.
From there, we turn our attention to any repairs that are needed. Our SERVPRO team will ensure your home is returned to its preloss state quickly and efficiently.
Don’t let water damage linger in your home. Contact us at SERVPRO of Blount County right away.