The past five years have been some of the rainiest we’ve seen in recent history. Many of these rainfalls have come on their own and some attached to larger storms, hurricanes, and other natural disasters which have also seen a recent spike. Because most are not prepared for such events, much of the work is to be done after there is flooding. Follow the steps below to begin recovering after you’ve experienced flooding in your home.
- Document the Damage: Take photos and videos of the water damage in your home, as you will likely need evidence to claim anything from your insurer. Be sure to take these photos prior to any cleanup so your insurance provider will be able to see the extent of the damage in your home.
- Call Your Insurance Company: You will want to contact your insurer as soon as possible after the flood. Often times, the process of receiving compensation for the damage requires plenty of paperwork and hoops to jump through. It is best to begin this process as soon as possible to make sure you can use that money to pay for repairs.
- Remove Water: Begin removing the water from areas where it’s accumulated. Most often, the problem area is a home’s basement, where it is easy for water to seep in and remain. Investing in a sump pump is well worth the $50-150 you will spend. There are other options above this price range but most pumps between this range will get rid of your flooding issue.
- Immediately Address Mold: Mold can begin to grow less than 24 hours after a flood and can cause you thousands of dollars more in damage. To avoid this bill, call a trusted mold company to take care of any mold that has begun growing in your house.
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