Rain is essential for life. Yet sometimes it’s can become very dangerous, as when heavy microbursts spring up or we have several rainy days in a row. When that happens, parts of Central Colorado can end up flooded.
When floods occur, we may see images of people walking through them. Many times, they have no choice as they’re trying to escape to higher ground. But sometimes we see pictures or videos of kids, even adults, playing in floodwaters. There is something tempting about playing in water when it’s in places it’s usually never seen. But here are some serious reasons why you never want to walk (or play) in floodwaters:
If you must walk in flood water (standing only – never go into moving water unless you’ve got a rope attached and you’re with a fireman/EMT/etc.), then take all precautions. Wear protective clothing and where your skin or clothing touches the water, wash as soon as possible. Also make sure you keep up with all vaccinations.
The dangers listed above can also enter your home during flooding. And even if the flooding comes from an inside source, some of these hazards still exist. So instead of trying to handle such a catastrophe yourself, contact the professionals at Cyclone Kleen Up who are trained for such emergencies. We use powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property. Then we’ll dry, dehumidify, clean, repair and return your property to pre-loss condition.