Do you know your designated flood zone? Are you not in a designated flood zone?
You shouldn’t. Floods can happen anywhere. Flood zones are just the areas where they happen more frequently. Be prepared when storms hit, and have a plan. This short video explains some of the dangers of flooding. Flood waters are contaminated. The water runs across the ground picking up contaminants such as urine and feces, oil and gasoline from cars, pesticides and all types of other debris. Keep out of contaminated flood waters if possible. Disinfect and decontaminate anything that comes into contact with rising flood water, or dispose of items that can’t be properly cleaned. Wet drywall has to be removed 2 feet above the water line. Interior wall studs have to be thoroughly cleaned, dried and disinfected. You need professional help for clean up after a flood, it’s not something you want to tackle yourself, or hire someone who doesn’t know what they are doing. You need to look for IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) credentials in water damage restoration, and look for a Master Water Restorer. You can check them here: IICRC
Know where to go in case you need to evacuate, and be prepared to leave. Have your go bag ready when storm season approaches. Unlike hurricanes, flash floods happen fast, so there is little warning about them.
And if you do suffer water damage or any other type of damage to your home from fires, mold, sewage or other disasters, call the experts at Accent American Inc. 813-621-6015.
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