As we explained in a previous blog post, “Need a Flood Damage Specialist? Call ServiceMaster of Baltimore,” flooding can happen at any time, without warning. This is because floods are not just the result of natural disasters; flooding can also be caused by manmade forces, such as plumbing, sump pumps, and the like.
Since you never know when a pipe may burst or a sewer line becomes clogged, it is important to know what to do in the event of flood damage.
Dealing with Flood Damage
In the event of a flood, there are so many things to consider. How do I minimize flood damage? Who do I call? Do I call my insurance company? Is my loss covered?
Let ServiceMaster of Baltimore help you. With over 57 years of experience in helping individuals and families like you with flood restoration, we are the best choice for the job. It’s our goal to teach and guide you through every step of this potentially stressful process:
- If you do not know the origin of the water intrusion, or if you do know the origin and it is category two or three, stay away! Category one (clean water) refers to water damage that does not contain any contaminants. Category two (grey water) refers to water damage that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical contaminants, and category three (black water) has come into contact with fecal matter, a haven for harmful bacteria and disease-causing pathogens.
- You will want to call your insurance company and file a claim. It is a good idea to take photos of the flood damage and save all correspondence for your insurance company.
- If you need to, check with your insurance company about moving into alternative accommodations while ServiceMaster of Baltimore handles your flood damage.
- ServiceMaster of Baltimore will remove all standing water and water damaged items and begin the drying process. As an IICRC Certified company, we will do everything possible to reduce your loss and preserve your property.
At ServiceMaster of Baltimore, we handle flood damage with the utmost care, speed, and effectiveness. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Hopefully you have found our blog, “Flood Damage Specialists in Baltimore” informative and helpful. Continue to check back weekly for more helpful home improvement tips.