Flood Protection 101

Floods are rare in Minneapolis, but nonetheless occur that every resident must protect themselves against. That’s why it is important to take all precautions against a flood before the worst happens.  There are many steps that you can take to stay safe before, during, and after a flood, but only if you know how. Read below to learn a few tips that can help you stay safe and remain calm during this travesty.

Before a flood, make sure that you have insurance in place. It covers the costs of flood damage minneapolis and is usually not covered in a basic home insurance policy. Compare rates to get the best price. Make sure that you create a flood plan and know how to safeguard your possessions as well.  Be sure that you prepare the home for a flood by placing electrical items, appliances, etc. on cement blocks 1 ft. off the floor. Make sure there is an evacuation plan in place as well.

During a flood, go to the highest possible grounds that you can get to and stay put into help is available. Evacuate the home as soon as you receive word. Don’t attempt to walk through water or streams. If you happen to come into contact with floodwaters, wash your hands thoroughly because bacteria can be harmful to your body. 

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After the flood, call your insurance company to file a claim if your home sustains damage. Salvage through your items to save what you can and call a flood damage restoration company at once. They can dry out the home, prevent mold/mildew and many other problems.  Boil water to drink and use in the home as well. The city water supply may not be safe after a flood. It is better to be safe than it is to be sorry later down the road!