What you can do if a landslide occurs near you
Rainy seasons have been upon us and may continue throughout the year. The priority in any weather event is to ensue everyone’s safety. If you end up experiencing property damage after a landslide due to wind or rainstorm you can trust that SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo can handle it and help you though the process.
After a landslide happens here are some important tips:
- Keep away from the slide area. Additional landslides may occur which is dangerous.
- Report broken utility lines and damaged roadways and railways to appropriate authorities. Reporting potential hazards will get the utilities turned off as quickly as possible, preventing further hazard and injury.
- Allow for the building foundation, chimney, and surrounding land for damages by trained professionals.
- If the landslide caused damaged to your property take photos of all the affected areas as this will help any insurance claims, you submit to your insurance company.