Your Franklin Home Can Be Saved After A Flood
Flood Damage Restoration For Your Franklin Home
Floods can be destructive and unpredictable and can happen in regions that don’t always see much rain. Apart from the physical damage to your home in Franklin, experiencing a flood can be a very emotional time. If you have not prepared yourself and your family for a flood, recovering from one can also be costly, stressful, and slow going.
A few hours spent preparing your Franklin property before a flood, making an emergency kit, and drawing up a flood plan can assist you in dealing with the after-effects of the flood. Either way, cleaning up flood damage requires help from the professionals. SERVPRO, an experienced remediation company, is always here to assist you. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. We understand that after a disaster like this, time is also of the essence.
Knowing the flood risks in your area is the first step to being ready. You can check with your local council about records or flood plans that detail the problem areas. You can also speak to authorities about relocation routes and centers. If your area is prone to flooding, think about alternatives to carpeting in your home, and prepare an emergency flood kit with necessary documents and any needed medications.
Floodwaters are known as Category 3 or black water. Floods cause severe damage to your contents and your structure. Floodwaters carry debris and silt of all kinds, so SERVPRO techs have to be very careful when restoring your property and we need to remove this debris. The water can also contain sewage and chemical contaminants. Carpeting and other porous materials have to be replaced when they are contaminated with black water.
To prepare for a flood, you should also make a household flood plan and keep a visible list of emergency numbers posted. Check your insurance policy as well to see if you are covered for flood damage. When a flood is imminent, you can take precautions if you have time such as securing hazardous items, rolling up rugs, and moving furniture, valuables and electrical items to a higher level. If you need to relocate, take any pets with you or move them to a safer place.
After flooding in your home in Tilton, Gilford, or Laconia, SERVPRO of The Lakes Region can come to your home to help dry it out, so you have a safe living space again. Dial (603) 527-2518 as soon as you can after the flood so we can help avoid additional damage being done to your property.
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