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Flooded Homes Do’s and Don’ts: A Guide from Our Water Damage Restoration Team

January 22, 2018

When your home is flooded it can be difficult to make the right choices given the stress of the situation and the challenges that lay ahead. Our team at Malkin Cleaners has great experience dealing with water damage restoration projects and within our latest post we present our guide on the do’s and don’ts of dealing with a flooded home.

Do Call a Water Damage Restoration Specialist

In the hours after a flooding event has occurred, you need to act based on specialist guidance. This means it’s important to call your local water damage restoration specialist and find out the next steps to take in recovering your home. Their team can remove damaged items from the property and begin the drying process to ensure the property is habitable again in a short timeframe. During their work, they may recommend that you find alternative accommodation.

Don’t Touch Electronic Items

When items such as hairdryers and televisions are left plugged in during flooding events, it’s important that you don’t go near the area or attempt to move the electronic equipment. Pooling water might carry an electric charge and any piece of equipment can then become a conductor of electricity. Let your water damage restoration company handle the work, as they know the protocols and have the required safety equipment.

Do Document Everything

Make sure that you document everything during the flooding event. Note down items that have been damaged. Detail the timing of the incident and the cause explained to you by the water damage restoration team. This will help you in filing insurance claims in the coming days and will ensure that your claim is verified based on the details you provide.

Do Accept Help

At this time your loved ones will be ready to help you in giving you a place to stay and providing furniture and other items that might have been damaged in the flood. Lean on your loved ones for support and make sure that you have the ideal foundation in place for a promising future.

Our team at Malkin Cleaners is here to guide you in responding to flooding events. To learn more from our water damage restoration team, call us today!