What to do if My House Floods

The basics of what to do after a flood include the following: stopping the water at its source, turning off the electricity only if you can do so without stepping into water, and evacuating the premises. You’ll also need to contact your insurer (or your landlord, if you rent), document everything, and then clean up to prevent further damage from mold.

A flooded home can be the result of external events—such as extreme weather—or internal issues, including plumbing failures. No matter what the source of water is, there are steps you must take to protect your family, save your home, prevent health hazards, and recoup as much of the cost of repairs as possible from your insurer.

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Essential FAQs About Water Restoration And Your Home

If you have found yourself facing flooding within your home it may be a bit difficult to know what you should do next. Often, as homeowners, you can find yourself completely unprepared for the slew of questions you may have…”What should I do first?”, “How much will water restoration cost?”, “Will homeowners insurance cover the water restoration costs?”

As your questions begin to pile up, it is understandable to feel a bit overwhelmed, to help, we have put together a few essential FAQ’s to see you through this unfortunate event.

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Florida remains in direct path of Tropical Storm Dorian

Get latest spaghetti models, track, satellite images of Dorian

By Daniel Dahm – Digital Manager, Troy Bridges – Meteorologist

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical Storm Dorian will possibly become a hurricane in the coming days as the storm remains on a direct path to Florida.

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Steps to Take After Water Damage

Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration

One of the most damaging and devastating things you can ever experience is flooding in your home. There are many causes of household flooding including – Heavy rains, Sewer back-up, Appliance Malfunctions, Malfunctioning sump-pump, and Burst pipes. This can be a time of great confusion as to what to do concerning safety, cleanup and even how to pay for all the repair and restoration.

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Signs of a Water Leak Behind the Walls

There are many potential causes of water damage in your home.  Some sources of water damage, such as floods, burst pipes, and sewage backups, are obvious and homeowners notice them right away.  However, there are some sources of water damage that are much more difficult to detect such as water leaks behind walls.  Homeowners typically do not notice hidden leaks until they have already caused a considerable amount of damage.

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Tips and Tricks for DIY Water Damage Cleanup

Tips and Tricks for DIY Water Damage Cleanup

Every year, floods kill more people than lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. Floods can also wreak havoc on homes and businesses, requiring everything from new drywall and furnishings to completely new structures.  If your home or commercial property has been flooded, your first priority is safety.  Stay away from the area until government officials say it’s safe to return. When you can go back, take emergency supplies and cash with you. If you can get to a phone, call your insurance company and, if necessary, Able Builders, Inc.  Then, you can get started on assessing the damage. Watch every step, because the risk of slips and falls is high. Also, be very cautious around appliances, gas lines and electrical equipment. 

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Remodeling after Water Damage

Small Moisture Issues Can Cause Big Problems

Water Damage in your home may not always appear to be bad, but in some cases the smallest amount of water can cause the biggest damage.

Coming home from work or vacation can be disappointing and devastating if you come home to find that your kitchen is flooded. When this happens, you will need to contact a Water Damage Restoration Company like Able Builders, Inc immediately for help eliminating the water, mold, and other problems. During this process, you may also need to decide if now is the right time to do some home remodeling that you’ve been wanting to do.

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