07/17/2018

What to Do When Returning Home to a Flood

Nobody wants to think about returning from vacation to find that their home has been flooded, however, the reality is that it can happen to any house at any time. Below are some first action steps from Disaster Kleenup Thistle to keep in mind if it happens to you.

First Things First

Don’t rush into your home to turn off the leak! Why? Because there are so many dangers which you may not even think about which you could cause yourself an injury. Instead, the first thing which you should do is to make your way to the mains and switch everything off. This means your water, gas, and your electricity. Better to be safe than sorry.

Once That Is Done

It’s time to consider any dangers in your home before you enter. Items like:

  • Are any power sockets in contact with water
  • Is there any debris on the floor which you could fall or slip on
  • Is the ceiling bowing to indicate a leak upstairs which could cause your ceiling to collapse
  • Are any heavy furniture items at risk of falling over because they have lost their footing?
  • In addition to these, be sure to take a solid look around your home from the safety of your front door before entering.

If It Is Safe to Do So

Once you are sure that it is safe to enter, make your way to any areas where you can visibly see have caused the leak. If you aren’t sure, check these first:

  • Kitchen faucets
  • Laundry faucets and pipes (washing machine, etc)
  • Overflowing toilets which were causing a problem before you left
  • If you can’t identify it from the list above, safely make your way around your home and listen for any drips of hissing noises.

Call a Professional Who Can Deal with Property Restoration in Las Vegas

Once you have identified and rectified the leak, it’s important to remember that the repair isn’t a DIY job. Call Disaster Kleenup Thistle at 1 702 871 8462to request immediate attendance and assessment. Experts in the field of property restoration in Las Vegas, trust in their experience to not only repair your home quickly and thoroughly but safely!