It’s normal to be frantic after experiencing a flood. You don’t know what to do to get your home back to the way it was before the flood. Additionally, knowing how to limit the damage to your personal belongings escapes you right now. What should you do minimize the water damage? At All American Roofing and Restoration, we understand that knowing what to do in an emergency situation such as a flood will help you mitigate damage, which is why we’ve outlined the steps you should take to reduce risks following a flood.
Shut Off Your Power
Water and electricity don’t mix. If you are not careful, you could seriously injure yourself. If you can reach your breaker box without placing yourself in danger, you should shut down the power to your home. With the power off, you and the professionals you hire can access your home without jeopardizing your lives.
Try to Remove Excess Water
After the power is disconnected, try to stop the flow of water and remove excess water. If you have a busted pipe, you should turn off your water at the road so that you can prevent your house from continuing to flood. If your home is flooded due to a breach of a body of water in your community, then you should consider blocking the flow of water with sand bags. The sooner you stop the flow of water, the sooner you can start removing your belongings out of the water.
Save Your Valuables
After emergency services have deemed your property safe to enter, you should start removing your belongings. Furniture, family heirlooms, and other personal belongings that are expensive to replace or can’t be replaced at all should be removed immediately. Items you can’t reclaim should be reported to your homeowner’s insurance company so that you are compensated for your loss.
Hire a Home Restoration Company
Once you’ve grabbed everything you can, you should hire a home restoration company, such as our team at All American Roofing and Restoration. Our team is experienced in assisting families transition to another location following a flood. After the transition, we work hard to ensure that you are back in your home as soon as possible. Throughout the process, we keep you abreast of the status of your restoration from water damage so that you can have peace of mind.
If you’ve experienced a flood in your home and you don’t know what to do, give us a call. We can guide you through the process of getting your home restored and help you work with your insurance company.