Flooding- What Next?
Few moments in life are as overwhelming as discovering that your Staten Island home has been flooded. Your home is supposed to be safe and sacred, and when a natural disaster, a leaky pipe, or a hole in a roof causes water to come into your home you can be left wondering what to do.
- The first thing that you need to do is take a deep breath and get your mind focused on the task at hand. Even though damage has been done if you are okay and your home is still standing there is hope. You need to make sure that you are in the right frame of mind.
- The second thing that you need to do is to make sure that your home is safe to reenter. If water is high enough to touch electrical outlets then the power must be turned off by you or the power company (when in doubt call the electric company before proceeding).
- The third task is to take pictures and lots of them. These pictures will play a huge role in helping your insurance company understand the extent of the damage so that you can be reimbursed. Then any standing water should be removed from the home. Fans (if you are able to use them) brooms, and a variety of other tools can be used to do this. However this is best handled by professionals.
It can be overwhelming to know what to remove and what can be saved. Consider calling SERVPRO. We can help determine what can be kept and what needs to be removed as well as work to ensure that all moisture is removed from the home so that you can start restoration without having to worry about hidden mold. While it may be tempting to try to walk through this process alone, a service remediation company like SERVPRO can help save you money in the long run as well as give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home in good hands.