Priority Waterproofing – Getting Back into Your Home Safely After the Flood

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A building that has been damaged by rising water can be a dangerous place. There are several procedures that homeowners should know about when cleaning up and trying to make their homes safe to live in again. Going into a residence that has been flooded, even after the water is gone, can present a wide variety of hazards that can cause injury, illness or even death. Do not allow children in the home after the flood or while it is being cleaned inspected or repaired.

–          Electrical hazards – do not enter a flooded or wet building if the power is on. If any electrical circuits have gotten wet, get the power turned off at the main breaker or fuse box and leave it off until the electrical wiring equipment has been inspected and repaired.

–          Structural damage – Do not enter a building if the framing or foundation is damaged because injuries could be caused by falling objects, broken or damaged building components.

–          Hazardous material – dangerous materials that might be found in flooded homes include pesticides, fuel oil, gasoline, other chemicals and substances that might have been brought in or spilled by the flood. Damaged buildings may also contain asbestos a lead based paint, which can cause health problems during cleanup.

–          Biological hazards – bacteria molds and mildew can cause illness when you breathe them in or take them into your body through your mouth or through a cut in the skin.

Toronto Waterproofing installation is essential for every home; they ensure the dryness and stability of the foundations of your property over the long run. Consult a plumbing expert to schedule a visit and see if any waterproofing repair is needed.

Call Priority Waterproofing and Drains to schedule your Toronto waterproofing service estimate throughout the Toronto area! Call 416-762-8662 or fill out our estimate form.

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