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What to do After a Flood

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

What to do After a Flood


  Regardless of whether a flooding is brought about by ground water, falling water, or home water system malfunction, there are some accepted procedures you'll have to utilize inside the initial 24 hours after the flood to guarantee the security of your home and family and give you the most ideal result with your insurance agency.

  If flooding was serious enough for you to leave your house, make sure to avoid additional risks when you return. Do not enter the home until you have checked for any visible damage around the structure of the home. In addition, its important to turn off all electrical and water supplies to your home, even if they aren’t working at the time, open the fuse box to your home and flip the main breaker to avoid additional risks.

  Once you have determined your home is safe to enter, you want to thoroughly document the extent of the damage caused by the flood. Take pictures of all damaged areas and do not remove the built up water until you have documented all flooding damage to your entire home, if so you could be minimizing the amount of coverage from your insurance provider.

  Make sure to wear the proper protective equipment when returning back to your home and removing all undamaged possessions.

  The built up water from the flood could have sewage water or other contaminants from household chemicals inside the home. Wearing rubber gloves and water-proof boots will help ensure your health and safety. 

  Once you have removed all of your undamaged possessions, you will want to call your insurance provider and give them the state your home is in and all repairs you intend on doing, follow your insurance providers directions if they want you to wait on any home repairs before an adjuster can come out to your home. To guarantee you receive the best cleanup and restoration services, make sure and call SERVPRO of Prosper / Little Elm at 972-668-3117 and we will work quickly and efficiently on the cleanup and restoration of your home.

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