27 Jan Flood Restoration, Part 4: Final Repairs
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After you have a flood there are many steps to take before your property can get back to the way it once was. Once the initial assessment, minor repairs and the drying process are over, you can move on to the major repairs that need to be done in order to make your home good as new. The extent of these repairs depends, of course, on the size of the flood. A small flooded area may not even need any repairs, if all that was necessary was a proper drying out period. These are a few things to watch out for if you have experienced a larger scale flood.
- Check everywhere for damage. Water can find its way into the most unlikely of places. Check all cabinets, walls, furniture and flooring thoroughly for signs of damage.
- Cleaning and sanitizing. Even after your property has been cleaned, it may still need to be sanitized to keep out mold and other contaminants.
- Rebuilding. In some cases you may need rebuild parts of your home. Consider using materials with a higher level of water resistance to prevent damage in the future.
- Replacing. Some items need to be replaced. Make sure any important documents that were damaged are replaced right away, as well as any other necessary items. With proper documentation most insurance companies will cover the cost of replacing most items.
Most of the time the final repairs require the help of a professional. KADE is an excellent resource not only for drying out your home, but also for repairing it and making it yours once again.