26 Dec Flood Restoration, Part 2: Initial Damage Repair
Photo By: Kevin Best
There are many steps to repairing a flooded home, some of which you may not think of right away. Before you begin any initial repairs, you need to assess the damage. Once you have stopped the cause of the flood and taken care of any safety and health concerns, you can begin your initial repairs. It is important to note that the bulk of the restoration needs to be done after the property has completely dried out – not before. However, there are a few things that can, and should, be done right away.
- Assessing and repairing structural damage. If the flood was large enough that you suspect structural damage, it is best to call a professional to come assess the situation, as the property may be unsafe for you to enter at all. Professionals can see to these repairs.
- Make temporary repairs to the roof and windows. It will do you no good to begin drying out your home if the property is subjected to the outside elements.
- Be sure any trapped water is taken care of. Look out for bulges in the ceilings as these may contain pockets of water.
- Asess all damaged property to decide whether it should be repaired or replaced. There is no point in drying out materials that you know will be replaced.
Once the initial repairs have been made you are ready to completely dry out your property and begin restoring it. KADE Restoration is ready to help every step of the way!