After the Flood

Wow – that was a wild night! Maybe you watched your lawn furniture float down the street, maybe you have minnows in your living room. Living in tornado alley also means we get some huge, unpredictable rains. The only certain thing about flood damage is the uncertainty of the next few days and hours. We at Stanley Restoration of Cedar Hill would like to provide you with some tips to stay safe and use your time wisely:

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Take the Risks Seriously

Listen to the radio, monitor the Emergency WA website and follow advice from authorities. Only return home when authorities tell you it’s safe. When returning to your home, follow the routes recommended by authorities. “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”

If you are at home and need to go outside, be careful:

  • Power lines could be down; there may broken sewage lines or rough debis. 
  • Wear closed-toe shoes or boots. 
  • Check in with your neighbours to make sure they’re safe. 
  • Locate your animals; register lost pets with the local pound AND get on social media.  
  • Be aware that snakes and other unwanted animals might have entered your home during a flood.

Call Stanley Restoration for Immediate Help 

Floods are dangerous; get some support. Use a flashlight when entering a building. Never use matches, or cigarette lighters as there may be a gas leak. Keep clear around water meters, valves and telephone lines, municipal crews might need access through your property. Turn off electricity and appliances; don’t use until checked by an electrician or Stanley technician. Have gas appliances inspected before use as well.

Clean Carefully and Thoroughly

Get professional help with any areas that have been exposed to flood water. The majority of flood water carries toxic levels of bacteria and microorganisms. While you wait for Stanley Restoration:

  • Throw away food and medications that might be contaminated with flood water.
  • Boil your drinking water until supplies have been declared safe.
  • Dispose of soft plastic and wooden items that have been in contact with floodwater.
  • Hand wash dishes and pots that have been in contact with flood water with disinfectant. 
  • Run the washing machine through a full cycle before washing clothes. Chlorine bleach can help to remove mildew from clothes.
  • Don’t use a tea towel to dry them – let them air dry.

Move quickly to preserve valuable documents. Rinse and freeze them in ziplock bags. Later, you can dry them with a hairdryer once they’re thawed. The experts at Stanley Restoration will have a lot of advice to help you save as many things as possible.

Emergency Water Removal In Cedar Hill

When it comes to recovering your valued assets, the people at Stanley Restoration are your most valuable resource. Well-trained, courteous and professional, the staff takes a compassionate approach to restoration. They will respond immediately to your emergency service requests, schedule work around your schedule, and work with you and your insurance company to restore your home and its contents to pre-loss condition or better as soon as possible.

Stanley Restoration is a family-owned company with more than 30 years of experience in the DFW restoration industry, and we pride ourselves on our reliable, service-oriented team. Each of our employees undergoes background checks for your safety and extensive training in our services. They arrive at your home uniformed and in lettered company vehicles, providing an added measure of security as soon as you call us.