If your home was flooded during Hurricane Sandy, it’s important to act fast, before the damage worsens. Even if standing water has been removed, water damage and potential mold growth could threaten your home and your health.
Contact your Insurance Agent
First and foremost, you need to document any and all damage to your home and contact your insurance agent to see what is and is not covered under your homeowners insurance policy and ask what documentation is required for reimbursement. Every decision you make from here on out, including water damage restoration and mold remediation, should be done in conjunction with your insurance agent. Otherwise, you could pay a lot of money out of pocket.
Dealing with Flood and Water Damage following Hurricane Sandy
If your home flooded during Hurricane Sandy, it is important to deal with water damage as soon as possible. First of all, remove any standing water (just to be safe, turn off any electricity to the affected area). If there is just a few inches, you can do this using a shop vac. Once standing water is removed, it is critical to start the drying process. Open windows and use fans and dehumidifiers.
If there is more than a few inches of standing water, you will need to call a professional water damage restoration company, like ServiceMaster of Baltimore. Our Water & Flood Restoration Services include: 24/7 rapid response, initial assessment and recommendations, selective demolition, water extraction, dehumidification, structural and content drying, carpet and upholstery cleaning, sewage cleanup, and hard surface floor cleaning.
Dealing with Mold following Hurricane Sandy
If you had water in your home for more than 48 hours, it is a good possibility that mold could result. And if this is the case, it is important to call your local, Baltimore mold remediator before a small mold problem becomes a big issue! Mold spreads very quickly. If it is not dealt with immediately, it can cause discoloration and structural damage to the building materials in your home.
ServiceMaster of Baltimore employs highly-trained mold remediators who use state-of-the-art equipment and the most updated and refined techniques in the mold remediation industry. We are also certified by the IICRC in Applied Microbial Remediation.
Dealing with the Stink left behind following Hurricane Sandy
Between water damage and mold, your home may have developed a very pungent odor. Luckily, the certified restoration and remediation technicians at ServiceMaster of Baltimore also specialize in the deodorization of homes affected by mold and flood damage.
If you have any questions about Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation, please contact ServiceMaster of Baltimore by calling 866-780-1700 or click here today!
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