Surviving a Flood in St. Louis County

In the event of a flood, how ready is your household?  Flood victims are never prepared for the colossal damage that a rapid downpour or a clogged sump pump can create. There’s not only the concern of personal losses and damages, safety while recovering from the devastation of a flood.

After this last year, St Louis County experience flooding that was record highs and record damage.

After a flood turn off the electricity, and be sure to steer clear of the air conditioning system, television and other electronics that are plugged in.  Wet fixtures still have the electrical capacity to shock even if they are powered off and unplugged.

If the water heater, furnace, air conditioner or other heating appliances were immersed during the flood, contact a local HVAC contractor to disassemble all the parts for proper cleaning and sanitation.

Remember that floodwaters are comprised of waste water, chemicals, sewage and debris from industrial, commercial and residential buildings. Discard any items that were affected by mud, mold or mildew during the flood.

While there’s no foolproof method for avoiding a flood, a properly working sump pump reduces the chances of floodwater damage. A pool of standing water near the curb or outside faucet line is often an indication of a sump pump complication.

Make sure you sump pump gets the care it needs to manage a downpour. Contact Hoffmann Brothers to have them check out your sump pump this Spring to ensure proper performance. Call us at (314) 664-3011 or request service here.

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