What to Do After Your House Floods

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My House Flooded. What Do I Do?

Natural disasters are just that — natural. While we do get warnings from the National Weather Service and local news stations, it’s hard to know when or if your home will be one of the unlucky homes to flood during a rainstorm.

Thankfully, a house flood can be prepared for and cleaned up afterward. Here are some tips from our expert cleaners at Cut N Dry Restoration.

Invest in Flood Insurance

Damage from flooding can be costly, but insurance can help you cover the costs of damage. If you live in a flood-prone region where houses are regularly flooded, you should consider making an investment in insurance to offset cleanup costs.

However, when it comes to natural disasters, even if you don’t live in an area that floods frequently, you should still look into getting your home covered.

Take Pictures of the Damage

One of the first things you should do is take pictures of the damage to your home. This way, when you contact a professional cleaning service to sanitize your home and help with repairs, they can assess the damage beforehand.

Take pictures, videos, and keep records of where the damage is in your house. However, don’t put yourself in danger if the damage makes it hard for you to get a close enough look to document everything.

Increase Airflow Throughout the House

If you can, open doors and windows to get a nice amount of airflow inside to help dry the water. You can also use a wet-dry vac, fans, dehumidifiers, and desiccants (household items like salt, dry rice, or non-dairy creamer can be used) to dry the home a little faster and remove water.

Depending on how much water damage there is, you should immediately contact a company that has experience in cleaning up after flooding inside homes.

Rancho Cucamonga Water Damage Experts Cut N Dry Restoration

We specialize in cleaning up water damage after floods or unexpected leaks and pipe damage. We offer a number of options to help fix damage so that you can go back to the comfort of your home as quickly as possible.

Contact us today at (909) 829-5002 or make an appointment online if your home needs cleaning after water damage!

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