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What to Do As Soon as You Find Your House Flooded

There's nothing worse than coming home to find your house flooded. Sometimes you might even know where the water is coming from before it happens! But what do you do if this happens? The first thing on your mind may be fixing the leak, but there are other important things to take care of as well, like securing valuables and making sure everybody else in the house is safe. This blog post will walk you through all of these steps so that you can get back into your home safely with everything intact.

Turn off the electricity and gas

Turn off electricity and gas as these can cause an electrical fire or cause someone to be electrocuted.

These two things can also cause more damage than the flood.

Contact your insurance company immediately

Don't wait until you've fixed the problem to call your insurance company, as there may be a deductible that needs to be paid before they send someone out to help you or process your claim.

This is why it's important to have renter’s and homeowner’s insurance so that you can file a claim without having any problems! Also make sure not only the home but all of its contents are covered by this policy because water damage could destroy everything in your house.

Turn off the water supply

Turn off the water supply at its source, which is usually in your home. This may be under your sink or behind your toilet. Close this valve tightly after turning it to prevent any more flooding from occurring.

Secure valuables

Water damage can ruin everything you own if it isn't taken care of right away! The longer items are submerged in water, the worse they'll get damaged so make sure that all valuables like jewelry and irreplaceable documents are moved out of harm's way as soon as possible before they're gone forever.

You should also remove anything breakable such as vases and lamps just to minimize risk for injury caused by fragments flying around when something breaks due to water force.

Call a plumber to help with any water damage

If you have extensive flood damage, call in the professionals. They'll be able to fix your leak and clean up after it quickly so that your home can get back into its normal condition again as soon as possible!

If you're not sure where the leak is coming from or would like an inspection of your whole house's plumbing system before repair work begins, then this will also benefit you greatly by making sure that everything was fixed correctly so there are no further problems down the road.

Put a bucket under any leaks to catch the excess water

If you don't have any large containers or storage bins, then just put an empty bucket underneath whatever is leaking. This way at least some of the flooding can be contained before it gets too out of hand! Don't forget about external floods either like when your roof isn’t draining properly and rainwater starts pouring inside instead!

Open up all the windows and doors for ventilation

If you can, open up your house's windows and doors to let the humidity out. This will also help with any bad odors from mold or mildew that might occur if water is left sitting around too long after a flood.

Turn on fans throughout the home to dry everything out faster

Being proactive about drying things off as quickly as possible is important because wet items are at risk of developing molds which may cause respiratory problems in those who have allergies or asthma! Turn on some box fans placed strategically so air can circulate through every room without issue.

Conclusion

When you find that your house has been flooded, the first thing to do is make sure everyone inside and outside of it are safe and secure. After this, turn off any active utilities like electricity and gas as these can cause an electrical fire or electrocution if they're mishandled!

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