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What To Do After Flooding in Roanoke Rapids

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

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Rain and severe storms are not uncommon in Eastern North Carolina. At SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids, we know that our fast response time can help to minimize the damage water and flooding can do to your home or business. Here are some safety tips and some tips on what NOT to do after flooding from our website while waiting for help to arrive:

Safety First

  • Stop the source of water damage; call a plumber/or wait for the storm to end
  • Turn off the electricity
  • If it is not safe to stay in the house, evacuate everyone, including pets
  • Have all your relevant documents in one safe, dry place
  • If you have homeowner’s insurance, start the claims process
  • Document everything with photos, and wear protective gear
  • If you are a tenant, reach out to your landlord or property manager

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place 
  • Hang furs and leather goods
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water
  • Don't use television or other household appliances
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

Call Us Today!

When your Roanoke Rapids home or commercial business has a flooding or other water damage emergency, SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids is Here to Help. 

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