Understand Flood Damage to Your Los Angeles Property

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The shifting of ocean currents and jet streams has been leading to an almost unprecedented amount of rainfall and flooding. Floods can be expensive and dangerous, and with the dense population of Los Angeles, a situation that impacts thousands simultaneously. Always be prepared by creating an emergency kit and evacuation plan. Follow these tips to safeguard your home and loved ones during and after a flood.

Tips to Help During the Flood

With the rapid onset of disastrous conditions, flood damage in Los Angeles homes, apartments, and businesses is unavoidable for some. When these issues affect your life, you must understand how to react after the disaster and overcome the effects of loss. Initially, you need to:

  • Understand ‘Watch’ and ‘Warning’ – If a flood watch is in effect, it means a flood is possible, and you should stay alert and prepare for the worst. However, once a flood warning is issued, you must take immediate action to ensure your safety and protect your property. 
  • Collect Clean Water – Clean water can be hard to come by after a severe flood. Therefore, filling plastic bottles with drinking water is highly recommended as soon as you hear about a flood watch. Additionally, make sure to fill bathtubs and sinks to have water for flushing toilets and washing clothes.
  • Shut Down Utilities – Shut off the propane tanks to minimize the fire risk. Also, unplug all appliances and electronics to reduce the chances of electrocution and power surge. 
  • Be Smart about Flood Water – You mustn’t wade through flood water under any circumstances. Not only may it be contaminated, but it may also contain dangerous animals and debris.

Recovering with All-In-One Restoration

Stay safe during floods. You can do that by:

  • Waiting for emergency personnel to declare it’s safe to return home. 
  • Boiling tap water until it is safe to drink. 
  • Taking photos of property damage for insurance claims.

When flood damage strikes, hiring our restoration company to handle the job is vital. Attempting to clean up contaminated water or a mudslide without the proper gear can be a severe health risk, and mold can set in if the flood happened more than 24 to 48 hours ago. All In One Restoration is a leading flood damage restoration firm in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. We handle everything from structural drying to mold remediation and final cleanup. We’ll also work with your insurance company to get your home back to normal as quickly as possible. Call us 24/7 at (818) 900-2340 or contact us online for assistance.