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From Rain to River to Flood

shoes-ath-001Water falls from the sky in the form of rain. The rain then accumulates on the land. The water on land will not stay put generally unless it is sitting in a natural depression. Otherwise the water will follow the natural contours of the land following the path of least resistance until it finds the lowest point it can. Typically the water will find its way to streams and brooks which in turn lead to rivers which then lead to larger rivers which then eventually lead to the ocean.

 

Along the course of the water people often build house and other structures. This is because people like to live near water for the reason that under normal situations, living next to water increases their over all quality of life. The obvious flip side to this sort of living arrangement is that that any house or structure can be subject to water damage Utah in the event of substantial rain which leads to a situation where a flood can occur.

 

Once a house is inflicted with water damage Utah it is important for its home owner to take action immediately in order to mitigate the damage the water will inevitably cause. The first step is always to get the water out of the house and then to dry out the structure as thoroughly as possible. Sometimes this will require the water to be physically pumped out of the house or structure. Once the water has been removed from the house it will need to be inspected for structural damage. Any wood that has warped or rotted must be removed and replaced. Any metal that has rusted or has become otherwise corroded such that it is no longer structurally sound should likewise be removed and replaced. Any surface that has been covered by mold must be cleaned of mold or replaced if the mold cannot be removed.