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What You Should do After Flood Damage to Your North Little Rock Home

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

Floods can be overwhelming for homeowners. SERVPRO technicians are trained for fast and effective remediation.

The First Steps for North Little Rock Homeowners After a Flood

Our website and our professionals take the time to instruct North Little Rock residents with the appropriate response to flooding. However, many homeowners might have difficulty recalling them in a crisis.  We encourage property owners to reach out to our SERVPRO team quickly at the onset of flood damage, but many residents believe that they can mitigate the damage themselves. There are steps that you can take initially to help reduce the overall damage your home endures and the out-of-pocket expense in returning the property to preloss condition.

Flood damage in North Little Rock homes and businesses can quickly get out of control. It is critical to understand the strategies you can employ to reduce damage. By employing some of these techniques, equipment, and products, you can reduce the severity of the flooding in your structure and better protect it against widespread demolition and reconstruction. 

  • Think Safety – This is the most critical concern during flooding. Focus most on getting your family and pets someplace safe where they are not affected by this rising threat. As much as you want to get mitigation started immediately, it is not worth risking their well-being. 
  • Content Management – Our SERVPRO team has a dedicated content management team to protect the belongings in your house from the pressing threats. You too can reduce the damage to these items by moving them someplace untouched by the flood effects. 
  • Water Removal – Getting extraction started right away can help to limit structural deterioration and other pressing concerns. Utilize multiple available and rentable machines for this approach, from wet-vacs to gas-powered trash pumps. 
  • Proper Drying Equipment – There are many machines and equipment that our professionals use to dry out damaged properties. However, often with a fast response to the situation, homeowners can effectively complete these tasks with an air mover and dehumidifier combination. 

Although homeowners might wish to overcome flooding on their own, it is often more prudent and cost-effective to choose our SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock team. No matter how we can help, give us a call anytime at (501) 803-9700. 

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