Tips to Protect Yourself From Home Flooding

It’s barely been two years since Houston experienced a devastating flood. Were you protected? If you have yet to take safety measures to protect yourself in the event of a flood, it’s time to change that. There are many simple tips that can help keep you safe before, during and after a flood. Some of those tips are listed below.

It is important to buy flood insurance right now. It’s usually not included in the typical homeowners insurance and must be purchased separately. Compare policies with a few companies before purchasing to get the best rates.

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If there is a flood, go to the highest possible grounds near you and stay right where you are at until help comes to the rescue. Evacuate the home as soon as you receive word. Don’t attempt to walk through water or streams. If you happen to come into contact with floodwaters, wash your hands thoroughly because bacteria can be harmful to your body. 

After the flood, call your insurance company to file a claim if your home sustains damage. Salvage through your items to save what you can and pick up the phone to schedule service for water damage restoration Houston with the professionals. They have the tools and the expertise to efficiently remove all of the water out of the home, saving the floor and structure of the home and your personal effects as well.

It is probably a good idea to avoid drinking the water supply at your home for a few days. Instead, boil the water that your family drinks and the water that you’ll use in the home as well. The city water supply may not be safe after a flood. It is better to be safe than it is to be sorry later down the road!