Restoration Local Offers Tips On Post Flood Safety

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Floods are common and dangerous natural disasters. A restoration professional offers advice on what to do and not do following a flood.

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Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the US, occurring in all 50 states.

Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water and flood damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on keeping safe and taking appropriate measures in the wake of a flood. Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the US, occurring in all 50 states, and for a variety of reasons. Wrong choices may often mean injury or even death.

Following any flood damage scenario, it is important to determine if it is safe to be in the home at all. Electrical hazards and the potential for slip and fall accidents are very likely, so it is important to determine if the home is suitable for occupation. Remember that wet materials can be very heavy, not just to lift, but also if they happen to collapse or fall.

After flooding, excess water should be removed by mopping or blotting, with excess water wiped from furniture after lamps and tabletop items have been removed. Wet upholstery should be removed and propped up for safe drying, with aluminum foil placed between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

The air conditioner can be turned on during the summer for maximum drying effect, and art objects or prints should be removed from the damaged area for safety. All loose items should be taken up from water damaged floors.

Do not leave water damaged items in place. This includes fabrics, books, magazine, and other colored items that are on wet floors. Do not use a household vacuum cleaner to try and remove water, and do not turn on TVs or other electrical appliances that may have water damage. Keep out of rooms where the ceiling is sagging, as this is due to water buildup in the ceiling. A collapse could cause serious injury.

Based in Cleveland OH, RestorationLocal.com is one of the leading water damage restoration companies in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed. More information on water damage prevention and treatment can be found at their website.

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