ServiceMaster by ARTec will always be there when disaster strikes in the Philadelphia, PA area. We will provide you with information that will help you in various types of disaster situations.
Today we are going to talk about what you should do in the first twenty-four hours after a flood. This is a crucial period for making sure your home is safe. It is also a good time to gather important information to submit to your insurance company. After these measures have been taken, contact the water damage restoration experts at ServiceMaster by ARTec.
Here are some of the steps you should take after suffering from a flood:
- Take measures to be safe – If the flood was severe enough that you and your family had to evacuate your home; please make sure to be cautious upon your return. You’ll want to check the structural integrity of your home. Before you enter the home, keep an eye out for warped areas, as well as cracks and holes in the foundation. Also, make sure to contact your utility company if your water, gas, electric, or sewer lines were damaged.
- Take Pictures – One of the most important things you can do after a flood is take as many pictures as possible in order to properly document areas of your home that have been damaged. Make sure that you take photos before you start to remove water from your home, or make attempts to repair any damage that has been done. Use a digital camera if you have one handy. Digital photos are much easier to store and copy than non-digital ones.
- Call your insurance company – Contact your insurance provider as soon as possible after a flood. Depending on the type of flood that occurred, you and the provider will have to work out the exact details about coverage.
After you’ve worked out the details with your insurance company, contact ServiceMaster by ARTec in Philadelphia, PA at 610-626-9002. We are the preferred vendor for many insurance companies so let us handle the water damage restoration process for you. We have all the necessary skills and equipment to restore your property, mitigate mold damage, and bring your home back to its pre-disaster state.