How To Recover From Flood Damage


Dealing with a flood is a devastating and life altering event. In times like these you may feel hopeless and exhausted, that is why it is important to work with a restoration company that will give you the support you need while working quickly and efficiently to restore your residential or commercial property- like the team of experts at All Brothers Restoration. You may be wondering where to begin when recovering from flood damage. Here are some of the first steps that should be taken in order to work your way back to normal.

Safety First

Before all things, your safety is most important. Try to avoid being in the water as much as possible. Electricity can cause great risks to those in the property, so depending on the situation evacuating the home or business may be the safest choice for you. If flooding is caused by a natural disaster or local infrastructure failure, be sure to follow your local guidelines on how to be safe in the situation.

Contact Your Insurance Company

Your insurance company should be contacted within 24 hours of the incident. It is important that none of the damage is touched before you speak with your insurance agency for coverage purposes. Your insurance company can be a very useful resource, and may even send someone to assist with water mitigation. It is also important to contact them first so you can be aware of the documentation you need to provide of the damage before you restore, like in the instance they may ask for photos of the damage before anything is reconstructed or restored.

Contact A Trusted Flood Damage Restoration Company

Dealing with flood damage is a time sensitive process. Every second counts when it comes to exposing your home or business with standing water. 24 hours is all it takes for mold to establish land for manageable damage to spiral out of control. 

At All Brothers Restoration, one of our goals is to mitigate the damage and loss you experience after a flood. This job becomes a lot more difficult and time consuming if we are not contacted within a reasonable window of time.

Clean And Care For Damaged Belongings

Your personal belongings, furniture, and documents should be removed from the affected areas right away. The amount of time your items are exposed can make all the difference between being able to save and restore the item, or the need to throw it away and consider it a loss. This can be a very emotional process, but in order to ensure better success it is a step that is a necessary evil. Once they arrive at the property, your trusted restoration company will do whatever they can to help you along the way.

Flood damage restoration and all that comes with it is a complicated and time consuming job that can create big problems down the road if not completed properly. If you are experiencing flood damage, call All Brothers Restoration today to get started on your restoration journey.

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