Flood Damage Restoration
Flood Damage - Why Do Floods Happen and What to Do
Floods are something else. While most households in the area experience water damage from frozen pipe bursts or leaks, for some the case might be completely different. Floods are sudden and often come without warning.
As heavy rainfall overloads river creeks and leads them to rise up, hundreds of homeowners can be struck by millions of gallons of water at once. In our local area, the particularly rebellious river is the Trinity River, which has a long track record of floods.
Trinity River has been causing floods in Dallas for more than 100 years, the most devastating of which was on May of 1908. Over time, the city has dealt with the problem by building a floodway but floods still do happen. And when they do, they’re costly.
So, what to do to protect yourself? There are flood preparedness tips you can implement but at the end of the day, you’re at the mercy of the Mother Nature.
If water hits your home with force, the only thing you can do is evacuate and hope that you can salvage most of your property.
This is where we come in. Floods cause damage incomprehensible for one person. There needs to be a team of professional flood damage restoration technicians who are at your service 24/7, working hard to salvage your goods, and who can answer all of your potential questions.
To receive help from such experts, call Big D Water Damage Restoration today!
As we’ve mentioned many times on this website, the city experiences a lot of heavy rainfall. Even if that rain doesn’t cause a flash flood, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience water damage from a storm.
Combine that water damage with the force of strong winds and you have a recipe for a true disaster. Also keep in mind that Texas is the most tornado-prone state in the country, averaging over 100 twisters every year since 1996.
Many of those tornadoes hit Dallas, Fort Worth, and other major cities in eastern Texas, potentially causing insurmountable damage for an average citizen.
And while they’re not as common, storms and tornadoes do happen. And when they do, you’ll need help. Big D Water Damage Restoration has experts of storm and flood damage on speed dial, ready to respond to any emergency situation at all times, regardless of what the clock says. Call us now for an estimate!
Dangers of Flood Damage
Floods can cause A LOT of mess. Not only can they wreak havoc upon impact, but the aftermath of a flooding event is just as bad and dangerous.
Floodwaters pose a risk of electrocution, infectious diseases, pests, hazardous human, biological, and industrial waste, and so much more. Your supply line may have been contaminated and your gas and heating systems are probably wiped out.
Your house is probably uninhabitable as is. Your structural integrity is not trustworthy, as there is always a danger of the walls and ceilings collapsing. There’s too much contamination and even the presumably “clean” rooms are likely to get affected too.
Your best bet is to just leave until the problem is fixed by our professionals.
DOs and DON'Ts During Flooding
DOs of Flooding:
- Evacuate everybody
- Follow local news
- Listen to City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management‘s advice
- File a flood insurance claim
- Follow tips from CDC on reentering your flooded home
- If you can access your property:
- Turn off electricity, gas, and water supply
- Pick up only personal essentials
DON’Ts of Flooding:
- Playing a hero
- Trying to preserve as many items as you can
- Coming in contact with the water
- Entering severely damaged rooms
- Using electronics
- Trying to repair the damage yourself
Best Flood Damage Restoration Service in the City!
D Water Damage Restoration offers comprehensive flood damage restoration services to local residents and in an effort to restore afflicted places and products back to their original state.
We accomplish this by using professional-grade equipment that extracts and dries water and moisture as well as our perfected sanitation treatments and repair techniques.