It has been a very stormy summer in Virginia and water damage as well as mold removal has been a problem for many homeowners. We thank all of our customers for choosing SERVPRO of Fairfax, Vienna, Oakton to help them during this storm season.
In case of a flood here are some useful tips to protect yourself and your home.
1. Do not walk through moving water. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.
2. If your property suffers flood damage, clean and disinfect everything that got wet. Mud from floodwaters can contain sewage and chemicals. Dispose of any food or personal hygiene items exposed to floodwaters
3. Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, move to higher ground.
4. Avoid floodwaters because they can be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage.