Water, Water, Everywhere – Part 3
Post by: Chris Hall
This week we’ll talk about the all important recovery and clean-up phase . Here are some tips to help you get through the muck and mess.
After A Flood
As soon as floodwater levels have dropped, it’s time to start the recovery process. Here’s what you can do:
- Call your insurance agent to file a claim.
- Check for structural damage before re-entering your home.
- Take photos of any floodwater in your home and save any damaged personal property.
- Make a list of damaged or lost items and include their purchase date and value with receipts, and place with the inventory you took prior to the flood. Some damaged items may require disposal, so keep photographs of these items.
- Keep power off until an electrician has inspected your entire system for safety.
- Boil water for drinking and food preparation until authorities tell you that your water supply is safe.
- Prevent mold by removing wet contents immediately, including damaged wallboard and carpet.
- Wear gloves and boots to clean and disinfect. Wet items should be cleaned with a pine-oil cleanser and bleach, completely dried, and monitored for several days for any mold growth and odor.
Take these suggestions a little at a time, so it’s not overwhelming. A little bit of preparation every day moves you closer to your goal! The 2BeeReady website and Facebook page have a wealth of resources to help you plan, practice and implement your preparedness plan.
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