Cleaning up After a Storm: Flood Water Extraction
Storms and flooding are a major cause of water damage to homes and businesses in the greater Austin area. Central Texas is prone to flash flooding and that means that your home is susceptible to flood water damages year round – often when you least expect it.
When dealing with this type of water emergency, immediate extraction and clean up are vital. At Water Damage Restoration of Austin, we have years of experience dealing with flood damages and know exactly how to proceed in order to ensure that your property is clean up properly and quickly restored.
What to Do After a Flood?
The first thing to do when dealing with flood waters is to ensure that you are safe and that your home or business is a safe place to be. Ensure that there are no electrical concerns such as live wires or active outlets in contact with the water. The next thing to do is to contact our team so that we can send a technician out right away to help with flood water extraction. Our team knows exactly how to get the water out of your property, so that the thorough cleaning and restoration process can begin right away.
While you are waiting for our team to arrive, take a few minutes to assess the area and look for simple things you can do, such as gathering valuables that might be affected, and hanging wet fabrics. Be aware that wet items are significantly heavier than when they are dry, and also be careful of slippery surfaces. While waiting for our team, make sure not to use any electrical appliances and avoid rooms where the walls or ceilings are sagging. Once our technician arrives, we will quickly get to work to remove the excess water and determine the best course of action.