Most injuries and fatalities occur after a flood, not during, and a few simple steps may serve to prevent such unfortunate incidents.
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) February 16, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of flood damage and water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is providing property owners with a series of precautions to be taken in the aftermath of a flooding event. Most injuries and fatalities occur after a flood, not during, and a few simple steps may serve to prevent such unfortunate incidents.
Walking or driving in flood water is discouraged. It only takes six inches of moving water to knock a grown man off his feet, and a foot and a half of water can float a car.
Warnings are there for a reason. Every body of water has its own flood stage, and warnings are designed to inform local residents that flooding may be imminent. Listen to news broadcasts and take whatever actions are recommended.
Begin cleanup procedures to avoid aftereffects. Problems such as mold can show up within 48 hours of a flood. It is important to begin drying everything out as soon as flood waters have receded in order to prevent long term problems.
Do not use electricity or come into contact with any power lines. Power should be shut off to any flood damaged property, and not turned back on until after inspection by a qualified electrician.
Be aware that wild animals may take refuge in a flooded home. Snakes, rodents, and stray animals can cause painful bites that may also carry diseases.
Wear protective gear when working in flood waters. Long sleeves, pants, steel toed shoes, and breathing apparatus are recommended.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of flood damage repair and restoration in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.