The First 4 Things You Should Do After a Flood
A flood is the dread of every homeowner. The damage floods cause is two-fold: the immediate water damage and the long-term moisture damage your home will experience well after the flood is over. Before you seek professional water damage repair services though, you need to do a few things.
In this post, Castino Restoration lists the four things you should do immediately after a flood.
1. Take Pictures
Before removing water or starting on repairs, it’s important that you properly document the damage your home has sustained for your insurance company. Take photos or take a short video of the parts of your home that were damaged. Digital documentation is ideal as it makes your flood damage restoration project easier insurance-wise.
2. Call Your Insurance Company
Once you’ve done securing your documentation, call your insurer. Because groundwater flood damage isn’t often covered by homeowner insurance policies, work closely with your insurance company to determine the extent of your coverage in light of recent events.
3. State of Emergency Declaration
It’s also a good idea to determine if your region has officially been declared a disaster area by the state or federal government. Property owners receive increased resources when this happens; additionally, you may even get access to financial assistance. Determining if you’re in a disaster area is always helpful.
4. Hire a Professional Restoration Company
Finally, hire a professional restoration company. Flood damage should always be handled by experienced professionals, especially if you’ll need mold removal services as a result of the recent flood.
At Castino Restoration, we are the local, professional home restorers you can trust. Call us now at (847) 973-5008 to learn more about our restoration services. We offer flood damage restoration services in Chicago, IL, and the surrounding areas.