Steps to Take When Expecting a Flood
Posted in Flood & Water Damage, on September 03, 2019
Natural disasters can strike anywhere and while some may come as a surprise, most incidents come with a warning to help you prepare for the worst. When it comes to flooding in your home or neighborhood, you should take precautions to protect your property and prevent water from entering your premises in the first place. That being said, natural disasters can be extremely destructive to your home. When expecting a flood, it pays knowing what steps to take for effective flood cleanup and restoration to mitigate losses.
Avoid Safety Risks – An important first step to take when experiencing emergency water damage is to protect yourself from the dangers that excessive flood water could bring. Even when the flooding has stopped, it is important to stay away from your property until authorities say that it is safe to re-enter your home.
Keep your Health in Mind – Choosing a professional restoration company with the skills, expertise, training, and licenses, that is equipped with the right protective gear and equipment, to inspect your property for any safety hazards, such as serious damage to your foundation, broken floors, or electrical damages, is mandatory. Flood water can be contaminated with all kinds of hazardous bacteria, pathogens and viruses that could impact your health. Moreover, mold is also an additional damage to be mindful of, as it begins to grow 24-48 hours after a flood or water damage has occurred.
Call Your Insurance Company – It is best to notify your insurance company when you are expecting or aware that your home has been affected by a flood. This will give you the opportunity to understand what is expected from you (the homeowner) and will give you the opportunity to work with your insurer to determine the extent of your coverage. Be sure to document the pre-damages and damages created by the flood.
Call a Certified & Professional Restoration Company – Canada’s Restoration Services is a certified and professional flood damage cleanup company in Edmonton. With over 15 years of experience, our certified specialists have performed thousands of flood restoration services in commercial and residential homes. We provide professional and reliable 24/7 emergency services for all types of water damages.