Repairing Flood Damage
Flood damage is usually quite extensive, even in the less
severe cases. Water is quite simply, a
very deceptively destructive force, its full potential not realized until you’re
looking at what used to be your home and wondering if it will ever be the same
The good news is that yes, it can be. Your home can be restored to its former
glory, if you make the right decisions early in the game.
I’ve long believed the best defense if a great offense, and
with that in mind, I am usually dismayed when I see the small percentages of
the population in each state that actually have flood insurance as part of
their homeowners’ policy. Take the time
to contact your insurance provider and learn exactly what is and isn’t covered
in your case. Floods can happen anytime;
spend a few extra bucks and have the peace of mind that you will be protected
should the time come.
In the event you are hit, address the problem calmly, and in
order. Shut off all electricity and gas
to your home. Verify structural
integrity before re-entering your home.
Take plenty of pictures; documentation of your property and the damage
can only help when it comes time to work with your insurance company.
When it comes to cleaning flood damaged furniture, remove it
from your home; it can be cleaned and repaired elsewhere and will not get in the
way of those working to remove water from the residence.
You should also have the number of a local, IICRC certified
flood damage cleanup company. On call
24/7, and staffed with qualified technicians trained on the latest flood damage
cleanup equipment and procedures, they offer a full range of services, from
water extraction and drying, to disinfecting and sanitizing, even repair and
any reconstruction that may be required.
Call today for a free estimate.
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