When you discover your home has just flooded and you’ve had considerable water damage, it is essential to react quickly and also properly. Taking the right steps when dealing with a flood can make cleaning up after the disaster far more easy and with less headache. DM Carpet Cleaning will share step by step what to do when your home floods for a smooth restoration process.
Step 1. Safety Measures After a Flood
Before you do anything, you will want to ensure the safety of the household including you. The flood water could make contact with electrical systems which can cause a hazardous situation. If possible, get household members out of the house and have the power turned off before entering back into the home to locate the source of the leak.
Step 2. Water Extraction & Flood Damage Restoration
You will, of course, want to address the source of leak. In some cases water and flood damage restoration services often help repair leaks, however not always. With the leak or source of the flooding addressed or at the very least, the water to turned off to the home, you will want to seek professional water extraction and flood damage restoration services immediately. Mold and mildew will begin to develop with 24 hours of a flood. To prevent a health hazard in your home, it is recommended to seek professional assistance quickly. With professional services you can expect timely water extraction, drying and repair equipment on site.
Step 3. Dry Out Carpet
Most want to restore their carpets if at all possible. Once most of the water is extracted and the site has begun drying, pull back the carpet and expose the padding so it can properly dry out. Carpet companies that also provide flood and water damage restoration services, often can help restore carpet after flooding. However, if not, you will want to pull the carpet off and place fans and dehumidifiers to help dry out the carpet and padding faster. It is essential to dry out the carpet and padding quickly or mold will develop.
Step 4. Document Water Damages for Insurance Claim
For those who have flood and water damage coverage, you will want to begin documenting the major damages and take photos. You will want to begin preparing all the information and documentation needed to submit your insurance claim. Additionally, keep all receipts and quotes from the flood and water damage restoration service to provide to the insurance company. With all documentation of the damages in hand, it is time to contact your insurance provider. Dealing with the insurance provider can be one of the more stressful parts of this situation. However, when properly prepared it will be far more easier and you’ll have better success dealing with the insurance company.
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When disaster occurs in your home and you need help recovering your home after a flood, contact DM Carpet Cleaning. We provide a number of services including emergency water and flood damage restoration. Contact DM Carpet Cleaning and schedule our services today.