Although New Mexico is one of the least flood prone states, we have experienced our share of heavy rains in the past few years. When dealing with a flood during monsoon season, homeowners and business owners may not know what to do to protect their belongings and property. Here are some steps American Restoration Fire & Water recommends in case of an emergency.
The first thing to do when a flood has struck your home or business is to turn off the power. Even if the water isn’t near any electrical outlets in your building, water conducts electricity, so if it does come in contact with an electrical source, the results could be lethal.
Quickly assess the situation. Take photographs of the damage. This can be helpful when dealing with your insurance company. Do not attempt to remove water or make repairs before documenting the water damage, doing so could decrease the extent of your insurance coverage.
Call American Restoration for immediate help. If left for longer than 48 hours, water can do immense damage. That’s when it can seep into walls and drywall and compromise the structure of the building. Mold can also begin growing within 24 to 48 hours of a flood, so don’t delay. Call American Restoration immediately.
American Restoration Fire & Water will help you examine the damage and create a plan for remediation. When you call us for help with a flood situation, we help you deal with your insurance company and process claims. Dealing with a flood can be stressful, but it’s easier when you’ve got the experts at American Restoration on your side!