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What Should a Falmouth Homeowner Do First After Flood Damage?

6/6/2021 (Permalink)

flooding removal basement, equipment SERVPRO dries contaminated flooded Falmouth basements with advanced equipment

SERVPRO Techs Are On-Call 24/7 for Flood Restoration in Falmouth Properties

Interestingly enough, landlocked states are eight times more likely to receive flood damage, according to FEMA. While not landlocked, Falmouth properties, with their proximity to Buzzard Bay and Nantucket Sound, are at risk of flood damage when heavy storms roll into the area. Knowing what to do can assist in saving a house and contents from ruin.

SERVPRO arrives rapidly for a Falmouth flood damage remediation job, but there are things homeowners can do before the techs arrive on-site. If a portion of the home is affected, such as a basement, close off the entry points to avoid cross-contamination in other home areas. When the entire home receives floodwater, evacuate people and pets, until SERVPRO arrive.  Typically, the water is considered black water. Plus, the technicians have protective clothing that inhibits the chances of touching the floodwater during the extraction and disposal process.

Things Not to Do Before Flood Restoration Begins

  • Do not come into contact with the water
  • Wait to remove important items; SERVPRO can handle it
  • Do not test electronics that took on floodwater
  • Turn off the electricity if it is safe to do so if water is close to outlets or fixtures show signs of water damage such as water inside of light bulbs

SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands at (508) 888-5985 serves the Falmouth area with 24/7 availability for flood damage cleanup and restoration services.

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