What to Do Next After the Rain Pours In | SERVPRO of North Kenosha County
We need rain to make flowers, gardens, yards and trees grow and be healthy! Rain washes away debris and helps keep our community healthy, vibrant and beautiful. Most people think of rain as gentle, calming, and even relaxing!
However, extreme rainfall is the opposite of calming. Strong rain can result in strong winds, hail and even flash flooding. It can contribute to home damage, like roof leaks, or other catastrophes.
At SERVPRO of North Kenosha County, we want you to feel as safe and prepared as possible for all kinds of weather-related disasters, including storm situations. Here are some of our pro tips for what to do when the skies open up and heavy rainfall arrives.
Flash flooding is what happens when rivers overflow or roads don’t have available drainage. It can make travel dangerous or even impossible, affecting everything from the ground to trees, plants, cars and homes.
While you can’t prevent a flash flood from happening, you can feel more confident that you know what to do should one arrive. Stay alert and keep in contact with your local authorities once a flash flood alert has been set for your area.
Preparing your home and family is the top priority in a flooding situation. If you’re caught in a flood while you’re away from home, avoid any low-lying areas. If you feel you can, try to get home immediately, avoiding any roads prone to flooding on your route back.
With any extra time, prep your yard and lawn. Move cars into the garage. Take deck furniture and lawn equipment indoors for safety. Strong flooding can sweep away belongings.
In the interior of your home, move any valuable or sentimental belongings to higher ground. If rain gets inside your house, always stay above the water line. After the flood, call us for water damage restoration services, and avoid moving through any standing water until we can drain the area and evaluate the structural damage to start on repair work!
There’s no preventing the weather, but you can take steps to plan for it! In the aftermath of a storm, it’s important to take a few moments to review ways you can strengthen your property to defend against future weather catastrophes. For example, you might consider investing in professional lawn grading to help direct water away from your home’s foundation.
You might also look into adding a sump pump to your home. If your property is in a low-lying area, a sump pump can help remove water from around your foundation, which can prevent leaks that ruin walls, floors, and ceilings.
When it comes to water damage restoration services, we’ve got your back! Our team at SERVPRO of North Kenosha County can help with all your water damage restoration needs, from drying your home to preventing mold growth.
Remember that we are always here if you need assistance recovering from water damage. Our SERVPRO® water damage restoration specialists will help dry out the excess moisture, repair whatever was damaged and sanitize your space to prevent mold growth.
You’re not alone in facing water disasters. Contact us at any time for water damage restoration services.