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Flood Damage

Do you have flood damage in your home or basement from a storm or broken pipe? If so, water removal is very important because you want to protect your home from secondary damage such as water saturating your flooring and causing buckling floors as a result.

24/7 Emergency Flood Water Damage Response 919-467-1991

Limit Contact with Flood Water

Flood water may have high levels of raw sewage or other hazardous substances. Early symptoms from exposure to contaminated flood water may include upset stomach, intestinal problems, headache and other flu-like discomfort. Anyone experiencing these and any other problems should immediately seek medical attention.

EPA and the Department of Health and Human Services urge everyone in contact with flood waters to follow these guidelines:

  • Avoid or limit direct contact with contaminated flood water.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap, especially before drinking and eating.
  • Do not allow children to play in flood water, or play with toys contaminated with flood water.
  • Report cuts or open wounds, and report all symptoms of illness. Keep vaccinations current.
  • More about health risk from flood waters.
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flood damage raleigh nc
flood damage raleigh nc

Flood Damage Cleanup

It is recommended flood damage water removal be done with the correct equipment and with professional restoration technicians.

  • The water removal process begins with using an extractor to remove all excess standing water.
  • PRS will begin protecting the existing contents and furniture located in the flood damage area in order to prevent secondary damage.
  • After the contents and furniture is protected, PRS begins setting up drying equipment to start drying the affected flooded area.
  • While Professional Restoration Services is placing equipment we are also removing baseboard, carpet and other building materials in order to help aid in the drying process.

Basic Flood Safety Tips

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ®
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
  • Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 1 foot of water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods is the #1 cause of weather related deaths in the United States.
  • Abandon the car and move to higher ground if flood waters rise around your car but the water is not moving. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
  • Most of all avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall because these areas can flood quickly. These areas provide little warning and are very dangerous.