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How to Remediate Flood Damage

Did you know that more than 14,000 homeowners face unexpected water damage to their homes on a daily basis? From water leaks to burst pipes and other types of flood damage, you’ve got to be able to remediate the damage after it happens. 

Check out these helpful hints on how you can remediate flood damage when it occurs in your home. 

Move Things Away From the Water

If your water in the home is located in a specific area of the home, like your basement or a certain room, then you need to move things out of the affected area to protect as much as possible. 

The best thing you can do is move furniture and other valuables and belongings to dryer ground if possible. Even things that are already wet should be moved so they can start drying out so you can reduce water damage to those items. 

Check with Insurance

Your insurance policy for your home may cover some water damage scenarios. While it does depend on the policy and coverage that you have, you should check with your insurance company to find out if any of your damage is covered. 

If your damage is covered, go ahead and begin the claims process so you can get started with remediation as soon as possible. Waiting on a claim can sometimes be a lengthy process, so it’s best to get this started immediately. 

Start the Drying Process

When it is safe to do so, you can start drying things out. Of course, anything that you moved out of water’s way could already be drying, but anything else that was affected by the water needs to dry when the water recedes. 

This could include furniture, flooring, appliances, and other personal belongings. 

Hang things to dry if possible. Turn on fans and face them towards wet areas and items. You can also set up dehumidifiers to help reduce the natural moisture in the air as well. If you work with a restoration company, they may have the industrial gear to help dry things out so you can get to work on the restoration process. 

Inspect & Restore

When it is safe to further inspect your property, take the time to assess the damage done by the water in the home. Take pictures of any damage to the structure as well as damage to any belongings as well. 

This is a great time to bring in a restoration company to help you assess the damage and make a plan. The floors and walls will need to be checked for structural damage as well as possible mold. 

Redeeming Restoration is here to help with your water damage needs. We work with insurance companies and pride ourselves on providing you with old-school service and modern results. 

Dealing with flood damage is hard enough without wondering how to clean up and restore after the damage. Give us a call and let us know how we can help!  

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