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AdvantaClean of West Knoxville

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AdvantaClean of West Knoxville

AdvantaClean of West Knoxville
1-877-800-2382
Our team of professionals has the knowledge needed to handle flood damage projects.

Immediate Steps to take During Flooding

Immediate Steps to take During Flooding
Posted : Apr 15, 2019
Author : AdvantaClean of West Knoxville
Tags : Flooding

Even if you live in a dry area, you are not immune from the possibility of flooding. Flooding is not just a process that occurs out in nature, but can happen from a myriad of indoor causes, as well. Whether it’s a water heater that gives way, a toddler who turns on the water and overflows the sinks in the bathroom, or too much rain for your sump pump to handle, flooding can happen at any time and to anyone. If an area in your home is flooding, take the following steps immediately:

  1. Safety First! Water is more dangerous than people realize. A few inches can knock an adult off balance, and it’s an excellent conductor of electricity. If you have the slightest hesitation about the safety of the water, do not risk your safety by venturing into it!
  2. Stop the Source. In the case of a man-made flooding source, determine where the water is coming from and do what you can to stop the flow. Every homeowner should know where their home’s water shut-off valve is and how to operate it.
  3. Call an Abatement Team. Mold growth can start in as little as 24 hours after flooding or water damage in your home. The best way to keep mold from taking over is to get things dry-- and quickly! An abatement team like ours at AdvantaClean of West Knoxville will have professional drying equipment and team members who can ensure things are cleaned properly.  
  4. Determine What Stays. Getting things dry quickly is important, so determine what can stay and what can dry. Can your rugs hang out to dry outdoors? Is the carpet soaked or too wet to be salvaged? What about your furniture?

For help with flooding in your area, call someone you can trust, like our team at AdvantaClean of West Knoxville!

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