Flood Preparation in Sugar Hill
Take Time to Prepare for Flooding Emergencies in order to Ensure Safety
Unpredictable and destructive, floods can happen in areas that have never even seen rain. They can create injuries and death, isolate communities, cut essential services, damage major infrastructure, destroy property and livelihoods. Flooding can happen at any time, anywhere from a variety of water sources including creeks, rivers, storm tides and heavy rainfall. Aside from the physical damage to property, going through a flood can be a very emotional time. When you are not prepped for a flood, recovery can be stressful, costly, and slow.
Spending a bit of time to make your Sugar Hill home secure, making up an emergency kit and creating a flood plan can assist you in surviving the effects of a flood and flood damage. When a flood does occur, you need the assistance of a professional flood remediation company such as SERVPRO. They are properly trained to handle these situations and get your home back to its pre-flood condition.
There are many things you can do to prepare for a flood. Start by checking with your local council about plans for floods, or records that detail problem areas. Talk to authorities about relocation centers and routes. If your area is prone to floods, think about alternatives to carpets for flooring in your home. Make up a kit for emergencies and create a household plan, so everyone knows a route and a meeting place when a flood occurs. Tack up a list of emergency telephone numbers where everyone can see it. Also, make sure that your home insurance policy covers flood damage. If not, purchase an additional plan, so you have the proper coverage. SERVPRO can also help you when a flood happens by speaking with your insurance company to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
If you know flooding is imminent, make your safety a priority and ensure you have time to prepare your property. Secure hazardous items, move furniture, valuables and electrical items to a higher level and roll up any rugs. Put important personal documents, vital medical supplies, and valuables into a waterproof case in a location which is accessible. If you are relocating, take pets with you if it is safe to do so. If not, give them enough food and water and move them to a place which is safer. Monitor forecasts and warnings online and listen to your local radio for updates.
If you must leave your home for a safer location, notify neighbors and family members where you are going. Pack essential medication, warm clothing, personal papers, and valuables in waterproof bags with your emergency kit. Empty your refrigerator and freezer, leaving doors open to avoid any loss or damage if they flood. Turn off water, power, and gas, and remember to bring your mobile phone with you. Don’t drive into water of unknown current and depth.
After any flood, SERVPRO of Buford/Suwanee/Hamilton Mill is here to help you dry out your home, belongings, and repair damages to get you back to your normal life as soon as possible. After you and your family are safe, call us right away by dialing (770) 945-5355 so we can assist you and perform thorough flood remediation.