What to Do if There is an Apartment Flood

With heavy thunderstorms frequently occurring during the summer, you never know if your apartment could experience some heavy flooding.

From an overflowing bathtub or washing machine to a burst pipe or heavy rainstorm, many different things could cause a flood in your Prescott Square apartment. With heavy thunderstorms frequently occurring during the summer, you never know if your apartment could experience some heavy flooding. But, what should you do when a flood comes knocking at your front door? Read on to learn exactly what you should do if there is an apartment flood.

Stop the Flooding, if Possible

Your very first course of action to do should be to try and stop the water flooding within your apartment. Whether it’s merely turning off the water supply or stuffing some towels and sandbags right underneath the door to keep all of the water out, it is essential for you to stop the apartment flood. Ensure that you know where exactly the water is coming from if you need special permission from your apartment landlord to turn off the master valve.

Receive Some Help

The second thing that you should try to do is receive some help. Whether this is from your apartment landlord or maintenance crew, or the authorities, you’ll need somebody to help clean up your mess and get you and your family out of the flooded area. If the apartment flood is coming from inside your apartment and the water source is turned off, make sure that you remove your electrical devices and valuables away from the main flooded spot. You’ll also need to set up some fans and vacuums to get the water out of your apartment. If water is coming from the outside, grab your valuables and leave the area right away until it’s safe for you to return. Once the water has receded, your building might need to have water damage remediation completed to prevent any mold or damaged materials from becoming hazardous. If you happen to have renter’s insurance, you will want to contact them right away to explain your situation and report any claims for lost or damaged items. Ensure that you record everything that’s damaged with a camera, so you’ll have it replaced and repaired.

Recover your Damaged Goods

As mentioned before, make sure to recover all of your belongings that might have been damaged from the flood. If you get them before water hurts them too much, you might be alright.

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