If you've ever been in the unfortunate situation of experiencing a flood, you know how devastating it can be, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. After the waters receded, you must take immediate action to minimize the damage caused by the flood and begin the recovery process. As the YouTube video highlights, this is critical and essential. This article provides a step-by-step guide on what to do after sustaining flood damage.
The very first thing is to make sure everyone is safe, and it's safe to enter your property. Turn off the power supply to the affected area and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves and masks.
Your next step is to document everything that's been damaged. This includes taking videos and pictures of the property both inside and out. Make a detailed list of the damaged items and their value for the insurance claim.
Then, contact your insurance company and follow the guidelines for claims. Start planning how you can mitigate further damage and start sanitation and cleanup. You may want to consider a professional restoration company. Finally, when you have all your ducks in a row, find out what caused the flood and create plans to protect your property.
If you live in an area prone to flood damage, make sure your insurance covers you and your property sufficiently. Always stay informed of any weather patterns and changes, and always have an emergency plan in place..