What You Need To Know About Flood Repair
Few things are as traumatizing to anyone as the sheer level
of destruction left by a sudden and unexpected flood. The scope of damage to life and property is
on a scale not found with most other natural disasters, and if not properly
remedied, can continue to be felt for months or years to come. But if you can keep your wits while all about
you are losing theirs, you can recover from flood damage and have your life
back. It’s as simple as following a few
steps in the right order.
Call the professionals. Flood damage is simply beyond the ability of
mortal men to repair effectively.
Contact your local IICRC certified flood damage cleanup professionals
Turn off all electricity. You do not need to be standing ankle deep in
water while the electricity is on, or if power that was out suddenly comes back
Remove furniture and electrical appliances to
higher ground. Damaged items can be repaired
elsewhere and will not serve as an impediment to anyone doing water extraction
or other repair work.
Have all water extracted from the home; this
included carpets, flooring, drywall, furniture…any impacted area.
After all areas are completely dry, repair any
flooring or drywall that requires it.
Water can typically cause these areas to warp or crack, requiring
Contact your insurance, and if possible, provide
a photo or video documentation of your property and the extent of the
damage. This will prove invaluable when
determining what will or will not be covered.
But I refer back to the first step. Call the professionals. Licensed, bonded, and insured, and available
24/7 with the latest in water extraction equipment and related techniques, they
offer a wide range of services to address all your flood damage repair needs.
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