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What To Do Immediately After Storm Damage

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Tree fallen beside a home Collapsed tree due to storm in University City, MO

Storm Tips

If your University City, MO, home has suffered damage after a severe weather event, you are probably wondering how to prevent further problems caused by inaction on your part. If your property has been flooded or suffered other water issues, it is always recommended to contact a water restoration expert as soon as possible. Here are a few storm tips you can put into action as you wait for help to arrive:

1. Pump Residual Floodwater From Your Home
Remove any water that has collected in the low areas of your house. The longer water is left sitting, the more likely it will become contaminated or deeply infiltrate your walls or furnishings. You should be careful when wading in the water since household chemicals or sewage can combine with floodwater. If you do not have a pump for handling flooding, a wet vacuum can work as a substitute. You may, however, need to empty the canister several times to remove even a small amount of water.

2. Look for Other Signs of Storm Damage
This is one of the most overlooked storm tips. Often, homeowners who have experienced flooding or other destruction after a storm ignore additional pressing concerns. Take a look around the exterior of your dwelling. Inspect gutters, roofing, and siding. Look for trees that may have collapsed nearby.

3. Dry and Dehumidify Your House
A moisture problem in a building can result in a serious mold infestation in as little as 24 hours. Increase ventilation by opening doors and windows as soon as the weather is clear. If you own a dehumidifier, you should run it at full power until an expert has confirmed your home is free of excess moisture.
Following these storm tips can help you save on future costs of dealing with mold and decay. A professional can advise additional steps to protect your home. Always keep in mind that costs related to equipment and assistance borne now will help avoid restoration expenses later.

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