Flood Damage - How to Protect Your Home
When it comes to flood damage it's better to be safe than sorry. There are many things you can do before disaster strikes, most of them are fairly easy and inexpensive while others will require a professional flood damage restoration company.
If you like to protect your home from flooding, you should note few important points:
- Move home's main electric switch-box above potential flood waters.
- Check projected flood elevation for your neighborhood to know how much water is likely to come in.
- Do an insurance that covers flood damage - National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Very important: your home's sewer system must have a backflow valve to eliminate sewage from backing up and to enter your home
When Flood Damage Occurs
Flood Damage Pro offers full restoration & clean up service for flood damaged carpets, walls and furniture. If there are still standing water, we will extract them and dry out your walls, cabinets, basement floors, etc. Then, we check for other interior and structural damage and clean all surfaces thoroughly.
In case of flooded sewage, areas that are dry but have been exposed to sewage would be thoroughly washed down with a special cleaning & disinfection solution and steam cleaner. It is imperative to do this if you want to avoid future mold problems and to prevent mildew or black mold growth.
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