While most people associate the rainy season with the flowers and blooms of spring, the truth is, Music City experiences heavy downpours throughout the year. Ask any mold remediation company in Nashville, and they will likely tell you that they stay busy year-round. With this in mind, we will take a moment to go over a few things you should and should not do when storms are on the horizon.
Do not leave your head in the clouds.
One common mistake people often make is assuming that someone will let them know if dangerous conditions are expected. While it is true that our phones are almost all connected to some emergency alert system, it is ultimately your responsibility to keep track of unusual or undesirable weather.
Do follow advice.
If Lelan Statom or Lisa Spencer says that it’s time to react, do it. React. Our local meteorologists and emergency management officials aren’t going to raise red flags unnecessarily. Remember, just because you avoided a disaster during the last weather alert does not mean that you will get so lucky every time.
Do not stick around to protect your property.
It is difficult to leave your home knowing that it is in the line of fire. However, during true flood conditions, there is little to nothing you can do to prevent water intrusion. What you will do is put yourself in danger. Remember that mild, moderate, and most severe flood-related issues can be treated after the fact through water removal and mold remediation. If you live in Nashville, Rytech can explain the process and return your home to normal so that you can get back to your routine.
Do have a plan.
Most experts recommend having a disaster plan in place. It is better to know what you will do in case of an emergency than to scramble around blindly when the time comes. Your plan should include everything from where your family will meet during an emergency, to who you will contact for water damage restoration and mold remediation.
Do not return home prematurely.
It may be hard to leave, but it is just as heart-wrenching to wait to return when you do not know what is happening at home. Unfortunately, even when the sun begins to shine, it may not be safe to enter a property that has experienced water intrusion. If you live near Percy Priest, Old Hickory Lake, the Cumberland River, or any of the many creeks and streams throughout Middle Tennessee, more water may be on the way, and this can cause flash flood conditions. Once the immediate danger has passed, contact your utility company or an electrician to disconnect power before you step foot on the property to survey the damage.
Rytech Nashville offers mold remediation and water damage restoration services and is fully equipped to respond after an emergency. Contact us anytime, day or night, for more information or to discuss your next steps.