Once your home has suffered from flooding, it can be quite a long process before you can actually start to carry out repairs. So in the interim period, ensuring that water is removed and mold removal is carried out is necessary.
Because repairs on a flood-damaged property can be performed only when the timber and masonry has been fully dried out, it can take some time for the relevant dehumidifying equipment to carry out its work. And the water removal has been sufficient for any repairs to be carried out which wouldn’t themselves be damaged by the water still within the property.
What To Do Once You Suffer Flood Damage
Coming home to find that your house has been hit by a flood, or finding the flood waters rising and there is nothing you can do to prevent it from hitting your home can be a devastating experience. Therefore, it is important that once this has happened, you take a moment to compose yourself so that you can be calm and rational when dealing with the insurance company.
They will understand your desire to get everything repaired as soon as possible, and will make sure that the water removal has been completed sufficiently for any repairs to be lasting repairs. After this has been completed and the repairs carried out, they will also take mold removal measures to ensure that there isn’t any mold of fungal growths that will take hold afterwards.
And once flooding has occurred, the most important to do is to carefully carry out their instructions in terms of what needs to be done, and not take any rash steps that may damage any claim that you will actually be making.
The Importance Of Water Removal And Mold Removal
Depending on the severity of the flooding, it can often be the case that your home will not be habitable for some time after the flood strikes, so you may well be desperate to get back into your home. However, it is important to be patient as moving back in too quickly can lead to problems of its own.
While waiting for the water removal stage to be completed, you will often see that there doesn’t seem to be much activity, apart from the dehumidifiers working almost constantly. It may seem to be tedious, but it is vital to make sure that your house is almost entirely dry before repairs are carried out, otherwise, you may run in to large problems with mold damage further down the line.
Mold removal is almost equally important, as these fungi can also cause large problems in the aftermath of flooding, whether it be from a growth on your walls, or in the more serious cases, those growing in areas which aren’t visible and accessible.
By ensuring that these steps are carried out to completion, then you will allow your repairs to be fully effective, and can be happy that they will be in place for years to come.
By: Frank A Black