If your house floods here in Sioux Falls, it’s easy to get panicked and confused. 

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Especially because whatever you do right after your house floods will greatly affect how much damage is done to your furniture, your carpet, and the overall health of your house. So, what do you do right away when you’re cleaning up after flooding?

Here’s what you need to do right away to prevent damage and get your house back to normal as soon as possible.

1. Call Intek’s 24/7 Emergency Line at 1-800-456-5004

Take advantage of Intek’s 24/7 service team as soon as possible. We can usually get there before there’s been damage to the sheetrock, which in the case of water damage, is extremely important.

Our fully certified and trained tech team can usually save your wood trim and carpet. And we know the ins and outs of insurance, so we can help you navigate that too!

Get us on the scene sooner rather than later! You’ll be glad you did!

2. Move Your Stuff

While doing your best to remain calm, snag a friend or your family and try to get furniture and other belongings off of the wet floor. Especially if your furniture has wooden legs, getting your furniture moved will keep your furniture from disintegrating or splintering.

The sooner you can move your furniture, the lower the damage the water will do to it. But furniture can be heavy, so don’t be afraid to ask for our help. Haven’t called us yet? Give us a call now and we can help move furniture when we get there!

3. Check Your Sump Pump

Is the float tank on your sump pump stuck? Is your sump pump plugged in or running?

Your sump pump’s job is to help prevent water from flooding into your basement. If there’s water, then something’s wrong with your sump pump (and it might be time to replace it). 

Getting your sump pump working again won’t get rid of the water that’s already in your basement, but it can help keep additional water from flooding in.  

Reading this Because You’re Worried about Potential Flooding?

There are a few things you can do to help prevent flooding.

The first thing to do is check your gutters and your sump pump drainage line. Those are your first lines of defense against water damage, but they won’t do you any good if they’re not directing water away from your home.

Secondly, check your sump pump. Make sure it’s working and working well.

And then, contact us if things go wrong.