Post flood repairs are no place for amateurs. When the water recedes, it leaves behind silt. Glenn Loyd with Wisconsin Consumer Protection says it's best to go with the experts, for inspections and repairs on critical items such as your home's electrical systems. When in doubt, go with the experts. Loyd suggests a call to your local utility for an inspection, and hiring a competent contractor to make the repairs. Another area for the experts, says Loyd, is the the natural gas valve. A homeowner in Iowa was recently asphyxiated while pumping water out of his home's basement. Investigators found the gas valve clogged with silt, which allowed gas to build up to lethal levels.
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