Preventing Storm Damage | SERVPRO of West El Paso
Rain showers can lead to flooding conditions in El Paso, TX. Follow our tips to help reduce any possible flooding to your home or business.
Watch for Pooling Water
As it rains look for places around your property where water pools, and channel it away from buildings. Make sure gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and they are directing water as intended.
Maintain Sump Pump
If you have a sump pump, check to be sure it is operational before water starts rising. Consider a back-up generator to ensure your pump works when you need it most.
Raise Storage Goods
Try to keep as few items as possible off the floor. Even small floods can cause large amounts of damage to your items.
Shut Your Power
As rising water approaches the level of electrical outlets, you risk having a live current flow through all the water. Cut the power if you can safely do so without standing in water. Otherwise, evacuate and contact an electrician.
Consider Flood Insurance
Homeowner's insurance will not cover floods; so it is recommended to purchase it separately. Flood insurance will provide you the means to respond to a catastrophic flooding event.
Preparation is Key
Prepare in advance with a SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile® (ERP). Our convenient mobile app stores all your utility and emergency response information in one place, so you can access this information from your smartphone or computer.
When a flood happens, you need to act fast to dry out any wet items, particularly structural materials like walls and flooring. Call SERVPRO® of West El Paso to extract water and make it “Like it never even happened.”