If you’ve ever witnessed (or experienced) a home flooding event, you’ve probably had two thoughts. Firstly, how do you get rid of all that water? And once the water is gone… then what? In today’s blog post, we’ll be letting you know what steps to take after flooding in your home to help decrease the damage.

Tip #1: be prepared

While you can’t prevent the rain that sometimes leads to flooding, you can take certain steps in advance. The national weather service offers alerts for both potential flooding and active flooding events, so make sure you’ll be notified. You can also invest in a weather alert radio to keep in your home’s emergency preparedness kit.

Tip #2: air circulation

One of the first lines of defense to both prevent and treat mold from dampness is air- moving air, that is. Keeping air circulating in the wet area will dry surface level moisture and can discourage more mold from growing if it has already started. Even a simple box fan and some open windows can help- though you should only do this if it’s not raining outside, of course!

Tip #3: get pumped

Making sure that you have a well-maintained sump pump can be the difference between a little water and, well, a lot. Sump pumps are an incredible device that help prevent water in your basement from getting out of control, and if you don’t already have one installed, that should be your first step from this list. Make sure that you check it regularly so that it’s always ready to bail you out- literally.

If you’re dealing with home flooding big or small, please contact us here at The Flood Medix! Our expert team will be happy to answer all of your questions and concerns and get started on remediation right away. Home flooding can be a headache, so let us take it from here!