Are you prepared to handle a flooding situation at or near your Media, PA, home?
If you’ve been a Pennsylvania resident for a while, you know that heavy rains can lead to flooding, which can cause extensive water damage to your home.
Although heavy rains and flooding occur more often during the springtime, they can occur during the summer months as well. It’s important to be prepared for disaster at all times.
Today we want to share some useful information on how to deal with water damage caused by flooding in your Media, PA, home.
Follow these instructions and you’ll be well on your way to bringing your home back to its pre-disaster state.
If you’ve had to evacuate your home due to a severe flood, don’t return until you know it’s safe to do so. Listen to broadcast systems to see if your area is clear to return to. Once you reach your home, make sure to exercise caution before you enter.
Check for noticeable damage to the foundation of your home or any other signs of compromises to its structural integrity. Roof collapses can occur without warning and the floors can give out underneath you as soon as you put weight on them.
We’d advise adults to carefully check throughout the home before allowing any children inside.
Even in the case of minor flooding, you still want to be careful. Water can become contaminated when mixed with certain substances.
You’ll also want to get rid of any contaminated food or chemical cleaners that would prove harmful if mixed with flooded water.
Document the Damage
The more information you’re able to provide your insurer, the better. Digital photographs are preferred over physical ones because they’re easily accessible. Take pictures of every damaged area in your home and don’t move anything or start cleaning until you do.
Contact Your Insurer
If you don’t already know, make sure to find out whether your insurance covers flood damage, water damage, or both.
The cause of the water damage can determine whether or not they’ll cover the damages.
If you don’t have flood damage coverage, consider purchasing it, as the east coast is known for heavy rain and severe weather.
Contact your local insurance company and explain the damage in detail.
Call the Professionals at ServiceMaster by ARTec
We’ve been proud to serve the Media, PA, community for over 30 years. We have the tools, knowledge, and staff to help you recover as quickly as possible from water damage due to floods.
Our team is available around the clock. If you’re in need, contact us immediately at 610-626-9002.