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Monday, October 29, 2012

Are you Ready ?

The eastern coast of the United States in bracing itself for the landfall of Hurricane Sandy. Calculated to be one of the most devastating storms in recent years, Sandy has people worried. With over 2 billion dollars worth of damage projected, homeowners are doing all they can to keep their homes safe from wind and water damage.

People stand on the beach watching the heavy surf caused by the approaching hurricane on Sunday in Cape May.

Flood Cleanup Tips

Do not drink or prepare food with tap water; it may be contaminated.
Open windows and doors if possible to air and dry out your home.

Do not stand or come in contact with standing floodwater; it may be contaminated with oil or sewage.

Keep children and pets out of flooded area.
Block off non-contaminated areas and try not to track waste from one area to another.
Do not use heat in an effort to dry closed building interiors; mildew and expanded-moisture damage may result.

Ventilate wet areas. Turn on air-conditioning for accelerated drying in summer; in winter, alternate cycles of opened windows and heating

Remove standing water from flat surfaces by sponging and blotting.
Remove saturated rugs and carpets when hardwood floors are at risk

Do not operate appiances while standing on wet floors, especially on concrete.  Serious injry may result

Place aluminum-foil spares, china saucers, or wood blocks nder furniture legs to avoid carpet staining.

During the winter months, alternate cylces of heating the home and opening the windows.

During summer months, turn air conditioning on for accelerated drying.

If you would like more information on how to clean-up, prepare for, or asses the damage after flooding feel free to contact

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