Monsoon Season is Upon Us
Monsoon season is fast approaching, and we have learned anything from this year, is to expect the unexpected. Don’t you agree? Now some monsoon seasons have been kind to us, while for those of us who have lived here longer, we have seen what they can do when they come in with a vengeance. A motto to live by is one from Benjamin Franklin, “failing to plan is planning to fail.” So, let us get a plan in place just in case the rain decides to come inside this year.
- If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, by some sandbags and keep them around, if storms are predicted, then set them up outside the doors to try and prevent the water from coming inside.
- Place towels on the inside of the window seals.
- Have a few extra buckets, large pots, or bowls around in case there is a leak from the roof.
What happens if water gets in the house? There are several steps you can take to help prevent extensive damage to your personal items. However, there are also things you need to be aware of to keep you and your family safe.
- If the water is minimal, get towels to wipe up areas or use a mop.
- Remove any books, magazines, or other colored items from wet carpet to prevent staining.
- If there is standing water, do not enter the room where electrical shock hazards may exist.
- Contact your insurance company so they can help assess the damage and to see if they will cover any damage caused by the water.
- Contact your local restoration company to help dry out your home and restore it to the way it was before the damage
Most importantly, be aware of the affected areas, and if the water looks dirty or has mud or other debris, completely avoid entering that area.