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Practice Safety When Flooding Damages Your Greenwich Home

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage from flooding is one potential emergency that can cause serious issues. If you do not act fast, your property and belongings could be irreversibly damaged.  But it is just as important to be safe when you are navigating the remediation process, especially in the initial phase.  

Once flood damage occurs, the safety hazards multiply.  You must be careful when navigating your home after the damage occurs.  Look out for the following types of issues to keep you and your family safe.

Structural Damage 

When building materials like drywall or flooring come into contact with a lot of water, they can shift, warp, and degrade.  Use caution when moving about your home, as walls and floors may be weaker than they appear. Having a professional inspect the foundation and frame for damage is a great option if you suspect anything may be wrong.

Electrical Damage

Every home has numerous wires that run to lights, outlets, and appliances.  When any water touches them, they become very dangerous.  If you have water damage, you should turn off the main power, to eliminate the risk of electrocution.


Depending on where the water came in from, the water could be contaminated with bacteria and other harmful things.  Make sure that you stay away from any water that may carry any pollution.

When your Greenwich home has flood damage, it is crucial to find a local company like SERVPRO to assist you.  We have the skilled technicians and specialized equipment needed for your residential or commercial water damage remediation needs.  That’s why SERVPRO of Greenwich should be your first call. Contact us at 203.324.1642 for assistance.

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