WE WANT TO HELP PREPARE YOU IN THE UNFORTUNATE CASE YOUR HOME DOES FLOOD. MANY HOMES ARE ALREADY DAMAGED BY FLOODING—- BUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? KXLY4’S ALYSSA DONOVAN IS WORKING FOR YOU….ALYSSA WHAT SHOULD A HOMEOWNER DO IF THEIR HOME FLOODS? THERE ARE A LOT OF OPTIONS NADINE—- YOU CAN TRY TO PUMP THE WATER OUT YOURSELF AND CLEAN UP THE BEST YOU CAN—– OR YOU CAN CALL SOME LOCAL PROFESSIONALS TO HELP YOU DEAL WITH THE OVERWHELMING SITUATION. IF YOU ARRIVE TO A SCENE LIKE THIS—– AS A HOMEOWNER—- YOU MAY NOT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START. Many times they’ve never dealt with water damage before. we deal with it every day. THAT’S WHERE COMPANIES LIKE SERVPRO COME IN—– I work together with the homeowner, the insurance company and our technician in determining the best course of action dealing with water damage. THEY HAVE THE TOOLS— SUMP PUMPS, CARPET DRIERS—- AND CAN HELP YOU DEAL WITH THE MESS. The typical water damage, we’re able to get everything extracted, depending on the size of the job that day. AND WITH RIVERS AND STREAMS RISING ACROSS THE REGION. YOU MAY WANT TO HAVE A GAME PLAN IN CASE YOUR HOME FLOODS. So far this year we’ve dealt with a lot of basement floodings. outside water coming in. AND IF YOU’D RATHER PLAN TO DEAL WITH IT ON YOUR OWN—- WELL—– YOU MAY HAVE SOME TROUBLE FINDING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT. People have been coming in and calling for sub pumps, gas powerd pumps, dehumidifiers, carpet driers, any kinds of machines that move air. SUN RENTAL CENTER IS DOWN TO ONE SMALL SUMP PUMP. AND ONE CARPET DRIER. AND DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH—- BECAUSE WITH MORE RAIN EXPECTED—- THE RENTAL CENTER HAS ACTUALLY HAD TO START A WAITLIST. We have a list going for submersable pumps. HOWEVER YOU PLAN TO DEAL WITH THE POTENTIAL FLOODING—- START PREPARING NOW BECAUSE CLEANING UP THIS KIND OF WATER DAMAGE WILL USUALLY BE ON THE HOMEOWNERS DIME. Unfortunately ground water coming in is typically not covered by insurance unless you have flood insurance which typically you have to be on a flood plain. OF COURSE PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR FLOODING AHEAD OF TIME CAN SAVE YOU IN THE LONG RUN AS WELL— REMOVING VALUABLES AND ELECTRONICS FROM THE BASEMENT—- OR EVEN SANDBAGGING AROUND YOUR HOME IF YOU KNOW IT TENDS TO FLOOD. REPORTING IN SPOKANE ALYSSA DONOVAN KXLY 4 NEWS.