Floods are the number one natural disaster in the U.S. They are highly unpredictable and can occur anywhere, any time – even in Kennebunkport ME. Wherever it rains, it can flood. If this occurs, you will need a flood damage mitigation firm on your side to restore your property.
You may think that if you’re not in a high-risk area that you have nothing to worry about. Actually, about 25% of all insurance claims are filed in areas that are at low to moderate risk for flooding. While you can never be sure you’re safe from floods, there are some things you can do to protect yourself. It’s never too late to start planning.
As you know, floods can occur at any time. Protect yourself. Here are a few things you can do:
Before evacuating there are a few things you must do. Put aside important documents such as, insurance policies, and pictures of your home and possessions. Keep them in waterproof containers or in a safety deposit box. You’ll need them. Check with the local utility company about turning off your power (electricity, gas and water). Move electronics and valuable furniture to higher ground such as the floor above or in an attic.
Once the storm is over and you return home, you have a long road ahead of you. You need emergency flood damage mitigation services to restore your property. Water is destructive; it can cause great harm to the structure of your home. If your home has sustained damage from a flood, you need to call a professional. You need to call Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration.
Soil-Away’s flood damage mitigation team is comprised of highly trained professionals with over 25 years of experience who know best how to dry out your home and possessions. Not only will they repair any obvious damage, they will use their high-tech equipment to inspect for hidden pockets of moisture that can lead to microbial growth down the road. Mold can spread and become a real headache to homeowners. This team of experts can repair flood damage and get you back up on your feet. Call them 24/7 at 1-800-293-6319.
Written by E. Aceves