That doesn't look like a fun situation. But sometimes it's inevitable, life happens. The kids plug the bathtub and leave it running, or maybe one of those infamous Gulf of Mexico hurricanes hit the coast and your home falls prey to the storm.
Water damage in Orange Beach can cause all kinds of problems for homeowners and business owners alike, during the spill and long afterwards. Your biggest concern should be your health, as leftover water can subject your family or employees to mold. Whatever the case may be, we're here to help and restore your floors back to their original, dry condition.
Here's what you should do when you're faced with a water damage situation.
Stop the flow of water, if possible.
Turn off electricity in the building.
If the water level from flooding is significant, like more than just a damp carpet or flooring, shut of the power to your home or office building. This step is only necessary in flooding situations but is very crucial you do this immediately.
Not only can you or your family be electrocuted, but electrical fires are frequently and notoriously know to start from flooding in a building. Protect yourself, your loved ones and your home - turn off the power.
Assess the damage of the property.
In very bad water damage situations, decide if rebuilding is even a worthwhile option. After the flooding has ceased, and before you make any effort to begin cleaning up, investigate your property thoroughly. Take plenty of photos and other forms of documentation to show your insurance company.
For minor water damage, you should still photograph and record any and all of the destruction the water has caused. You may be able to clean most of the damage your, but we highly recommend you have a professional visit your home or office to test for moisture. It's the long-term damage that will be the most costly.
Save your most valuable possessions.
At this point, you shouldn't be worried about moving things our of your home or office, or cleaning any items. The water is continuing to damage the building and any efforts to restore will be fruitless. Instead, find any many of your important belongings like family heirlooms, cash, jewelry and related items.
Rid the premises of standing water.
The longer the water is stagnant, the more damage it will cause your property. When the situation has been properly assessed and confirmed safe, begin pumping out the standing water. Of course, if you are faced with a natural flood in Orange Beach, wait to pump until the flood waters have receded below your home.