Water Damage Repair after a Storm

Water Damage Repair after a Storm

After Hurricane Matthew, many people have been left to clean up after the storm. Not only do South Florida residents have to worry about the dangers and damage associated with high wind speeds during storms, particularly hurricanes, but also the potential water damage that come along with them. At Stanley Steemer, we want you and your property to be safe before, during and after a storm. Here are some tips to help you prevent and repair the damage storms can cause.

Before the Storm

In order to stay safe and prepare your home for a storm and prevent any potential water damage remember the following tips:

  • Cover intake vents if you are evacuating your home to prevent indoor flooding
  • Unplug all electrical appliances and place plugs in watertight bags and/or in elevated places
  • Move your electronics, valuables and furniture to higher levels of your home
  • Relocate toxic and other hazardous materials to safe areas of your home. Examples of these materials include: cleaning agents, paints, oils and pesticides
  • Bring outdoor objects, such as furniture, inside or fasten them securely to the ground so they aren’t washed away during any possible flooding
  • Take pictures of your home and possessions in order to file any insurance claims

After the Storm

If your home was affected by flooding, here are a few steps you can take to stay safe and start the repair process:

  • Do not enter your home if it is flooded or surrounded by floodwater until it has been inspected by safety officials
  • Wear insulated boots before entering
  • Use battery powered flashlights as there may be flammable substance or faulty electrical wiring
  • Check for damaged utility lines and electrical systems
  • Check floors, doors, walls, windows and ceilings for signs of water damage and mold
  • Take pictures of damage for insurance claims

Water Extraction and Water Damage Repair by Stanley Steemer

Stanley Steemer offers complete water extraction and water damage repair services in South Florida. We offer 24/7 emergency service so you can rest assured your home will be attended to quickly in case of storm flooding. Simply call us at (888) 982-3553 or visit our contact page. One of our specialists will come to assess the damage. We will then begin the water extraction and damage repair processes to get your home back into peak condition.