Flood Damage Restoration
Why Do Floods Happen and What to Do
Floods are something else. While most households in the area experience water damage from frozen pipe bursts or leaks, for some the case might be completely different. Floods are sudden and often come without warning.
As heavy rainfall overloads river creeks and leads them to rise up, hundreds of homeowners can be struck by millions of gallons of water at once. Particularly troubling are the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, which tend to flood the most.
So, what to do to protect yourself? There are flood preparedness tips you can implement, but at the end of the day, you’re at the mercy of Mother Nature.
If water hits your home with force, the only thing you can do is evacuate and hope that you can salvage most of your property.
This is where we come in. Floods cause damage incomprehensible for one person. There needs to be a team of professional flood damage restoration technicians who are at your service 24/7, working hard to salvage your goods, and who can answer all of your potential questions.
To receive help from such experts, call us today!
Dangers of Flood Damage
Floods can cause A LOT of mess. Not only can they wreak havoc upon impact, but the aftermath of a flooding event is just as bad and dangerous.
Floodwaters pose a risk of electrocution, infectious diseases, pests, hazardous human, biological, and industrial waste, and so much more. Your supply line may have been contaminated and your gas and heating systems are probably wiped out.
Your house is probably uninhabitable as is. Your structural integrity is not trustworthy, as there is always a danger of the walls and ceilings collapsing. There’s too much contamination and even the presumably “clean” rooms are likely to get affected too.
Your best bet is to just leave until the problem is fixed by our professionals.
DOs and DON'Ts During Flooding
DOs of Flooding:
- Evacuate everybody
- Follow local news
- Listen to the local emergency management’s advice
- File a flood insurance claim
- Follow tips from CDC on reentering your flooded home
- If you can access your property:
- Turn off electricity, gas, and water supply
- Pick up only personal essentials
DON’Ts of Flooding:
- Playing a hero
- Trying to preserve as many items as you can
- Coming in contact with the water
- Entering severely damaged rooms
- Using electronics
- Trying to repair the damage yourself
Best Flood Damage Restoration Services Near You!
We offer comprehensive flood damage restoration services to local residents and businesses in an effort to restore afflicted places and products back to their original state.
We accomplish this by using professional-grade equipment that extracts and dries water and moisture, as well as our perfected sanitation treatments and repair techniques.
The amount of water, how long it stays inside the house, and the kind of water that flooded the house are just a few of the numerous factors that affect whether or not a flooded home may be saved. However, the majority of the time, the answer is that a flooded home can indeed be saved and preserved if adequate amounts of effort and skill are put into the restoration work.
Unfortunately, a lot. You can expect the value of a flooded property to drop by around a fifth, especially if it has been flooded multiple times. It has been reported that homes can drop as much as 60% in value in some severe cases.
No, unfortunately not. You need a separate policy for flooding – flood insurance policy. Check out FEMA website for more information on flood insurance and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).