What Should I Do After A Storm?
After a storm, there are things you should and shouldn’t do. Many people don’t know what to do when dealing with storm damages, which leads them to take unnecessary risks. Here are the most important things to remember:
7 Things To Keep In Mind After A Storm
1. Stay Out Of The Flood
Always follow warnings about flooded roads. Floodwater can contain many things that may cause harm including dangerous chemicals, human waste, animals, downed power lines, and other contaminants. Water mitigation followed by restoration services may be the best way to control the water.
2. Never Use A Plugged In Wet Electrical Device
Turn off the power at the main breaker in your house if the device is still plugged in. Storm damages include making electrodomestics dangerous. Please wait for an electrician to check any device before using it.
3. Use Flashlights Instead Of Candles
If you have to use candles, keep them away from anything that can catch fire and from any gas source. Also, keep a fire extinguisher handy, and make sure your family knows how to use it.
4. Be Careful Near Damaged Buildings
Do not enter a damaged building until experts determine it is safe. Hurricanes can damage structures and make them unsafe. Leave your home or building if you hear shifting or unusual noises. Strange noises could mean the building is about to fall.
5. Stay Away From Power Lines
Watch out for fallen power lines that may be hanging overhead. Stay clear of fallen power lines. Call the electric company to report them.
6. Drink Bottled Water & Eat Packed Food
Throw away food that may have come in contact with flood or stormwater. Unsafe food can make you sick even if it looks, smells, and tastes normal. Throw away perishable foods that have not been refrigerated properly due to power outages; discard foods with an unusual odor, color, or texture. When in doubt, throw it out.
7. Wash Your Hands
Good basic personal hygiene and handwashing are critical to helping prevent the spread of illness and disease. Clean, safe running water is essential for proper hygiene and handwashing. Hygiene is necessary after an emergency like a hurricane.
Contact Restorx To Bring Things Back To Normality
If you were affected by a storm, you should hire immediate water restoration services to control and protect yourself and your family. Once the storm has passed control, call Restorx for professional restoration services. We can assist you in rebuilding your house and getting your life back on track. Contact us right away for a free consultation on any disaster restoration services.