What Are the Main Steps in Flood Restoration?
If you have the bad luck to have experienced a flood, here is our advice about flood restoration.
In the event of a flood, safety has to be first. That means determining if you have to evacuate. If your premises is not livable then first get any residents to safety.
Stop the Water
The next step would be to stop the water if possible. If this is related to weather or water tables rising, then you may not be able to stop the incoming water until the weather phenomenon is over. However, if the flood is due to an interior problem like a burst pipe, then the first course of action is to shut off the main water valve.
The next step is to call for help. By that we mean call someone who can repair whatever pipe is causing the problem. You can call us in Vancouver at (604) 349-5325, and we can help.
Alert your home insurers and start taking stock of the damage. The insurers may want to send someone out to assess the damage.
Remove Damaged Items
Once the water has stopped flowing and you have called for help and alerted the insurers, you may want to start removing water-logged items like furniture. If necessary, you can get a big bin that can be hauled away later.
Depending on the damage, you may need to dry out the flooded area with fans and heaters before repairs can be done. Only after everything is dry can repairs begin to drywall, flooring, and cabinets.
If you have flood damage, please call us in Vancouver at (604) 349-5325. This is our area of expertise, and we can diagnose and fix the problem for you. Flood damage can be devastating, but we can help you.
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If you have any questions about this article or need some help with a leak in your home or office, call us today at (604) 349-5325.