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Safety Tips After A Water Damage Caused By Floodwaters

4/6/2022 (Permalink)

A photo showing a crawl space opening with standing water SERVPRO of Buffalo Tonawanda responds to a home in Buffalo to assist with a flooded crawl space from a near by creek overflowing.

Staying safe after a water damage is especially important. Whether it is a basement flood caused by a creek overflow, a roof leak, or a toilet line break. There are many dangers lurking in several types of situations and staying safe is a must!

Tips to keep safe following a creek overflow flood:

Floodwaters in your basement contain many different hazards. The water is filled with contaminants that are not safe such as chemical hazards. There are many different strains of bacteria in flood waters that cause illness and disease. There could be electrical damage causing electrical currents in the water. Always check with local authorities if your home is safe to occupy it.

Once the home is deemed safe, call your insurance company to file a claim so they can determine the coverage. Even if you do not have insurance SERVPRO of Buffalo – Tonawanda can respond with the cleanup efforts. Acting quickly can help minimize damages.

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