Risks Of Flooding And What To Do When Faced With The Water Damage

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Water damage can be caused by a variety of things. During winter in Minneapolis, pipes may freeze and burst. Sewer backup may also cause damage in the basements of homes. During the spring and summertime, heavy rainfall can cause excessive flooding of rivers and lakes. There are many risks associated when facing flooding in your home. It may be tempting to try to clean up the mess yourself, however, facing some of the challenges and dangers that come with flooding is not worth it.

Mold And Mildew

Mold can begin to grow within the first 24 hours of water damage. If the water damage is not properly repaired, it can grow and spread throughout the home, bringing with it health risks such as allergies and asthma reactions. The longer the mold and bacteria exist, the more serious the health risks associated with breathing in the air contaminated by it.

Electric Shock Risks

When flooding occurs near outlets and electronic appliances, there is an increased risk of electrocution. It is important to make sure it is safe before entering a flooded area. If the water is two inches deep on the flooded floor, do not enter until a professional get rid of the problem. Turning off the electricity in your home can help prevent electrocution. 


Besides the mold that can grow from flooding, any standing water can be contaminated. Especially if the flooding is due to sewage backup or groundwater, you definitely do not want to come in contact with that standing water. Do not enter until you are instructed by professionals that it is safe.

What To Do When Faced With Flooding

It can be overwhelming and incredibly stressful when dealing with water damage in your home. If you are worried about the risk of electric shock, go ahead and turn off the power to your home if it is safe to do so. If the cause of the flooding continues to spread and run water, turn off the water as well to try to contain the problem and prevent further damage.

The best thing you can do is to call a professional first. They come in with all of the best equipment in order to get the job done correctly and efficiently. The best way to decrease the risk of having further damage repaired after the water is stopped is by having professionals come in. They bring in equipment and do the repair work for you rather than attempting to do it yourself. That is the best possible way to reduce the risk of water damage in places you can’t see, such as under carpets and in drywall. 

When it comes to water damage repair, the most important thing is your safety and the safety of your family. 24Restore can get the water cleaned up immediately and efficiently and minimize the effects of the damage. You can stay safe as you work to restore your home. The best thing you can do is call in the professionals and let them help you out.

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- Keith

Your team has been absolutely amazing, professional, sympathetic and wonderful. They took my mess and made it manageable as I shed a few tears, which they also consoled with empathy. At a time when we have floods and tornados city wide you responded within hours. Thank, I am impressed and I have passed the word on to many.

- Genie

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This note is a note of thanks and appreciation of the services provided…..we could even say our home looks better than before we incurred our water damage…Job well done!

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