Cleaning Post-Flood: The Space You Never Thought About
Cleaning up after a home flood is time intensive and hard work, and just when you think you’re done with cleanup efforts, you discover an area that needs to be dried out, scrubbed down and decontaminated. One area of the home that many homeowners often neglect but that Baytown, TX, water restoration teams warn about is the crawlspace. Crawlspace cleanup may not sound fun, but it’s necessary. While you should work with a restoration company to help clean under your home, there are some steps you can take to save your home and your belongings before a remediation team can get out your way:
• Turn off the power.
• Save your valuables.
• Take pictures.
• Contact your insurance agency.
• Schedule a remediation team.
If your home has extensive storm damage and if the basement is flooded, the first thing you should do is turn off the power. A home flood can put your house at risk of electrical fires, leaving you to deal with both water damage and fire damage. Protect yourself and your home and shut off all power until you have a professional inspect for hidden dangers.
Save Your Belongings
If you have any valuables on the ground floor or in the basement, get them out as soon as possible. However, before you enter a crawlspace or basement, make sure that the flooding has receded, otherwise you risk injury or worse by crawling into a flooded space.
Take pictures of the flood damage and of any damaged items for both your records and the insurance company’s convenience. You will need proof of damage when you go to file your insurance claim.
Call In the Remediation Team
Damage caused by a home flood is not something you should attempt to clean up on your own. You never know what kind of water you are dealing with or what hidden dangers lurk beneath the surface. Let an experienced Baytown, TX, restoration company dry out your home and restore it to good health for you. Visit http://www.SERVPRObaytownchannelview.com/ for more information about storm damage.