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Do's and Don'ts of Storm Flood Damage

11/19/2019 (Permalink)

Do you remember the first week of October 2019 there were 4 out of 7 days that week in 90’s. The first week of November has not been over 67, and Halloween was all but canceled due to the storms and wet weather. Were you prepared for it? We have already had a couple of freeze warnings for low lying areas and sensitive plants.

The Farmer’s Almanac predicts a colder than normal November but above average in precipitation and temperature December and January.  Wild temperature swings can bring on storms like the ominous clouds we saw and heavy down pours on Halloween.

Here are a few tips If your home or business is flooded. Remember flood water is considered contaminated water. Because it has flowed over the ground, there is no way to determine the contaminants in that water. All soft goods that have been exposed are also considered contaminated.

  • Avoid all contact with sewage / flood water and items contaminated by storm water
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items
  • Don’t walk through wet damaged areas unnecessarily this could also spread contaminated water
  • Shut off the HVAC as this may spread contaminated droplets of air further contaminating the home or business.
  • Do not use house hold fans to dry as this will also spread contaminants
  • Do not use personal hygiene products that have been submerged or exposed to contaminated areas
  • More information concerning our water damage restoration service can be found here

Call SERVPRO of West Forsyth County should your home or business be affected by storm. It is best to contact us directly at 336-946-1131

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