After the flood waters recede and the clean up has been done, most folks want to get back into their homes or businesses and start rebuilding. Depending on the extent of the damage, that’s not always an option. Getting in and immediately starting the cleanup and re-build can actually lead to more problems down the road. Before starting any sort of post-flood work, it’s important to follow proper protocol and have a checklist. Let’s take a look at the steps you should follow after flood damage in Cape Coral.
Reach Out to Your Insurance Company
Assuming you have flood insurance, it’s important that you reach out to your insurance company immediately and file a claim. Take photos of any damage and start any cleanup that can be done. Don’t throw away any damaged property until after your claims adjuster has seen and documented it.
Food and Water Sanitation
If the flood has damaged the water lines, make sure you purify all water until your local water company, utility, or public health department declares your water source safe. Boil all water before using for anything including drinking, cooking, and bathing.
Furniture and Carpeting
Remove all furniture, bedding, and carpeting to outdoors to be cleaned and dried, or even discarded. Make sure that everything is removed within the first 48 hours to help prevent mold and mildew from forming and spreading throughout the property.
Do You Have Flood Damage in Cape Coral?
Most importantly make sure you reach out to us at FP Property Restoration. We will work with you and your insurance company to make sure the cleanup process of your property goes as quickly, and smoothly, as possible. Contact us today to learn more.