Flood Damage Repair: Complete Checklist

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Complete Checklist From Aer Industries Flood Damage Repair

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QUICK ACTIONS FOR FLOOD DAMAGE RESTORATION • Document the damage. Before you move change or repair anything take photos or a video of your damaged home. • Stay safe. If you need to leave your house during the flood listen to authorities for information and special instructions before returning home according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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FLOOD DAMAGE REPAIR: STEP BY STEP GUIDE • Assess the damage. Make a thorough inspection of your entire house. Porous materials like wallboard and drywall act like a sponge and are very susceptible to water damage. • Contact your flood insurance provider immediately. If your home has been seriously damaged you may need the help of a professional flood damage restoration company. • Initiate cleanup. For your safety it is important to follow proper flood cleanup procedures. First of all wear protective clothing including a mask. Start by discarding items that have been greatly damaged. • For repair work that involves knocking down a wall sealing cracks replacing floors and the like leave it to the pros.

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BEST TOOLS AND PRACTICES FOR FLOOD DAMAGE CLEANUP Assess flood water category. The first thing you need to do is to assess the type of flood water that has invaded your property. There are three flood water categories: grey black and clean water. Use air movers and dehumidifiers. To speed up the drying process particularly within your home there are tools and devices that can help increase air circulation and draw out moisture from various surfaces. Clean all affected areas once everything is dry. Generally the cleaning supplies you have at home should suffice. Apply mold prevention solutions. One of the greatest consequences of water damage is mold build-up.

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