Floods can have many harmful effects on a home. They can ruin drywall, wood flooring, insulation, electronic appliances, and more. They create unhealthy and potentially dangerous living environments. This video explains some helpful tips for flood damage restoration.
The first thing you want to cover is personal protection equipment, or PPE. Make sure to get a mask. This will protect you from airborne bacteria that comes from mold that may form after flooding. It’s also a good idea to have gloves, duck boots, and protective eyewear.
Make sure to take plenty of pictures of the damage to send to your insurance company. Insurance can play a big role in restoring your home, but sometimes getting a claim to be accepted can be difficult. Photos showing the damaged areas and the flood line will help prove your claim is legitimate.
Now you want to focus on the flood line. This is a dirt line that signifies how high the water rose. The focus of your work will be on removing everything a foot above and below that line. It’s a lot of work and takes a lot of time, which is why it’s helpful to work with water damage experts.