What To Do If You Experience a Flooded Home

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The weather is always changing and this time of year we always experience rain. Rain amounts have been significant so far this year and it doesn’t look like it will be stopping any time soon. To help you be more prepared Disaster Cleanup Services has made a checklist to make dealing with a flooded home a little bit easier.

  • Make Sure Everyone Is Safe

The number one thing you should do if a flooding disaster strikes, is to ensure everyone is safe and in a secure area. This can be done easily if you develop a flood plan and follow through with it!

  • Call A Flood Professional

You should call a professional such as Disaster Cleanup Services immediately if your home has water damage. The faster you call, the faster a company will be out to begin the water damage restoration process. Time is always of the essence when dealing with flooded areas. The fast we arrive, the more likely it is, that we will be able to return your home and items to its pre-flooded state.

  • Do Not Touch Anything

Do not move things around or try to remove the water. It is important to wait for the disaster cleanup professionals to arrive. They will take pictures and document things that your insurance company will need to know for claims. Most disaster cleanup services will also file the claims for you.

  • Work With Disaster Cleanup Professionals On Restoration

It is very important that you work closely with your disaster cleanup service. Their number one goal is your safety, but it is important that you are available for any questions they may have about items in your home.

  • Insurance Claim Filing

Filing insurance claims can be very confusing. Check with your disaster cleanup company. They will normally file the claims for you so that you can avoid the hassle. Let them help you through this difficult time.