Landslide Safety Procedures

A landslide is defined as the downward movement of soil, and this can be caused both by natural or man-made circumstances. Whether it occurs in an instant or evolves over time, a landslide wreaks havoc on anything in its path as it covers or carries away buildings and other objects in the path of the moving soil.

Landslides can occur for several reasons. In the Four Corners Region, a key factor is a deforestation caused by wildfires & other natural disasters or the indiscriminate removal of trees by home builders. Whatever the reason, if you find your home in the path of a landslide, it is best if you get away from it as quickly as possible.

Signs of an Impending Landslide

Landslides can happen in the blink of an eye, but sometimes there are indicators that alert you that one is imminent. Some of the signs include:

  • A sudden depression or bulge building on a slope near your home
  • Cracks and raised areas on your property or nearby
  • Water seepage
  • Falling rocks

When you notice these things happening, inform your city or county about it. When a landslide appears inevitable, be sure to evacuate your home ASAP. Do not return until it is declared safe to do so by local authorities.

Landslide Safety Procedures

What to Do After a Landslide Hits

When your house in the Four Corners Region is hit by a landslide, be sure to stay away until it has been declared safe for you to return. After you are given the "go" signal to return to your home, check the extent of the damage and contact Best CDRS to get your home back in order after disaster strikes.

Aside from helping restore your home after a landslide, we can also take care of water damage restoration, removal of excess moisture in your home, and even assist you with your insurance claims. To find out how our able-bodied team can help you, don’t hesitate to contact us at 970-235-9151 today to schedule an assessment and estimate.