What to do After a Flood
Even while in a drought, Southern California is an area of high flood risk. Floods, when not treated properly, can potentially result in hundreds of thousands in damages. Heavy rain is just one potential cause of flooding. In reality, there are a variety of ways that your property could flood.
Top 3 Common Causes of Floods
- Poor drainage
- Broken pipes
- Damaged foundations
Floodwater often becomes contaminated with sewage and chemicals, and it is unsafe to live in these conditions. It’s important to keep pipes in good condition as water damage is costly to repair.
If you experience flooding in your home perform the below actions to help keep damage down, but only when it is safe to do so:
- Stop the flooding from its source
- Turn off electricity (take extra care to avoid any moisture or collected water)
- Safely evacuate the structure affected by flooding
Once in a dry, safe location:
- Contact your insurance company
- Document the flooding (Take note of what was damaged by the water)
If you experience a flood on your property, let our experienced team of franchise professionals assess the flooding for any potential water damage. We will get your home back to pre-flood condition. Contact SERVPRO® of Studio City / Valley Village at (818) 508-7282 to begin the flood restoration, we are 24/7/365.