Did you know that floods are the most frequent and costly natural disasters? While you may not be able to prepare for any type of water damage, there are certainly safety measures you can take to protect your home and belongings when you know bad weather is on the horizon (which seems to be quite often in Texas lately).
When preparing for a natural disaster like this, you can never be over-prepared! If your home floods, chances are the streets and roads are probably flooded, too. Unfortunately, that means it’ll be difficult to make it to the grocery store (or anywhere else, for that matter). In some cases, you may even need to evacuate your home (and quickly), so having the necessities packed and ready to go is important.
But, what are the ‘necessities?’ Things like; water, non-perishable food, medications, important documents, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra clothes, etc.
Now, what about your house? Is there a way you can try to keep the water from coming into your home? Well, unfortunately, it’s difficult to keep the water outside - especially when it’s rising and moving. But, you can protect certain items in your home by moving them to higher ground (or getting them out of the house entirely). This is more difficult when it comes to the structural aspect of your house, like the walls and flooring. There isn’t much you can do prior to the water damage that can protect your flooring (whether it’s carpet, hardwood, or another material) from suffering - except call a cleaning and restoration company immediately afterwards!
When water is extracted from the house promptly, it decreases any health risks, structural risks, and minimizes the overall damage that the water can cause. Here at The Steam Team, we understand the timeline you’re on and we’re available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!