Be Prepared for Flooding
Storm flooding is more prevalent now than ever. The year 2016 saw more floods in the U.S than any other year on record. With extreme rainfall comes the higher potential for flooding in your home or business. If you do have a flood situation, SERVPRO of Alachua County West will be there to help.
We are the drying experts and available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week - 365 days a year.
There are ways to protect your home/business from flooding. Here are some tips to get you started.
KNOW YOUR AREA
Be aware of your surroundings. There are certain places that are more of a flood risk than others.
- Coastal Areas
- Sewer Systems nearby
- Next to a body of Water
- Property at the Bottom of Hill
There are ways to help prepare your property for a flood. You can make modifications.
- Installing check valves to help prevent sewer lines from flooding your drains
- Installing sump pumps with a battery backup
- Elevating valuable equipment (furnaces, electric panels, water heaters etc)
KNOW YOUR TERMS
Do you know the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning?
Flood Watch means flooding is possible in your area. Be prepared to evacuate.
Flood Warning means a flood is happening or about to happen. EVACUATE immediately if instructed.
SERVPRO of Alachua County West is here for all your restoration needs. We can’t stop the flood from happening, but when we are done cleaning it will be “Like it never even happened”
Call 352-374-6589 for more information or to schedule