Recovering from Spring Flooding with Disaster Restoration April showers bring May flowers. However, springtime rain showers are nowhere near over. For the next month, the wettest season of the year will bring a higher risk of flooding and water damage to your home. If you’re home or business has already suffered from the changing weather, call a professional disaster restoration company within the first 24 hours to ensure the safety of your home and family. What You (as a Homeowner) Should Do Of course, there are a lot of steps to take when you are facing water damage from a flood. However, documenting your damage with photographs should be first. Before the removal of any items or water or anyone begins repairs, fully document the damage by pictures or video. If you start removing water before you take photographs, you could decrease the extent of your insurance coverage. After you have finished taking pictures, you should call your insurance company and begin the claims process. Your insurance company should be notified as soon as possible after a flood. If you have a local agent to call, it’s best to call them. Groundwater flood damage usually isn’t covered by conventional homeowner’s insurance policies. You will need to work with your insurer to determine the cause of the flood. If it is weather related, our team can help with documentation. What Restoration Experts Will Do Undoubtedly, the first step in restoration is to remove the flood water from your home. When water is still standing in your home, it complicates the restoration process. Our restoration company begins by locating the point of entry of water onto your property. From there, we take preliminary steps to prevent further water from entering. We will then inspect the home inside and out to create an appropriate plan to remove the water. Once we evacuate the water, we can begin drying out the area. In order to completely dry out the affected area as quickly as possible, we use high-powered fans and heat panels. Our drying process includes checking hidden, hard-to-reach areas. We look for residual moisture and place additional specialized equipment to test the levels of dampness and humidity that remain. Because mold is a top concern with water damage, begin treating for mold as soon as possible. If a threat of mold exists, we use proper treatment to ensure no infestation occurs. Using effective FDA-approved cleaning products and methods, we will thoroughly clean all surfaces. Our team of experts can also salvage any items, or remove and dispose of any items. Call Our Expert Team for Help From home to business, no building is completely safe from the potential of water damage. Our expert damage restoration technicians are trained and equipped to remediate all damage and return homes and businesses to pre-loss conditions. For more information about our comprehensive disaster restoration contact us at 1-877-324-9982 or visit us online at www.getrestorationexperts.com.