One of the most damaging and devastating things you can ever experience as a homeowner is a flood. No matter what the cause, it’s important to know what to do after a flood. Let’s take a look at some of the things that you should do immediately after suffering from flood damage in Naples.
One of the first things you should do when your house floods is stop the source of water coming in if at all possible. After the water has stopped coming into the home, it’s crucial to remove it as quick as possible. Depending on the amount of water and the rooms the water is in, the removal might be a quick cleanup or an extensive one.
Even if you are successfully able to remove all the water, it is still important to dry the house out to prevent the build-up of mold. Dehumidifiers are the best way to do this. Dehumidifiers work by removing excess moisture from the air. This is the easiest way to dry out your home and minimize the potential water damage you might be dealing with, as it does not require you to actively clean.
Your homeowners’ insurance will vary depending on what policies you have, but many insurance companies cover flooding due to storms, backed-up city sewers and storm drains, broken sump-pumps or burst pipes. The insurance company will send an adjuster to look at and assess the damage and determine if it is a covered loss.
After you call the insurance company, make sure to reach out to us. Even if you think you can clean up the damage it’s important to make sure you have a professional do it to avoid greater, more expensive problems in the future. Contact us today to learn more.
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