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The Best Ways To Resolve Flood And Fire Damage Claims

Mar 12, 2008
Homes can get damaged by a wide range of things, but at the top of the list of insurance claims will probably be flood or fire destruction. Either of these things can happen suddenly and they can be mild or major incidents. Home owners are seldom really prepared for either one. Once they are over the shock of the event, then they have to deal with the havoc the flood or fire created.

When there has been significant destruction to a living space because of one of these circumstances, what is recommended is to have the residence checked out by proper authorities. A home that is damaged from fire can be undependable in and be just as dangerous after the fire is extinguished. If a residence is flooded for a lengthy period, it should be scrutinized for mold growth and damaged floor and wall structures.

Once you have been advised that the house is stable enough, you may remove salvageable items. Care needs to be taken when entering the living space and removing whatever is salvageable. Objects like rugs, draperies, and furniture may need to be taken out for deodorizing or to prevent any further mold growth.

After things are sorted out that you are going to keep, it is time to start disposing of everything destroyed. If you can rent a dumpster and have it delivered, this could be the easiest answer if there is a lot to get rid of. If it is not that much, then a pick up or trailer might do. After the destroyed items are out of the residence, you can assess the devastation to the ceilings, walls, and floors.

It may be necessary to remove wall studs, sheet rock, and flooring that was damaged by a flood. Mold growth due to flooding must be thoroughly killed because it can cause health related problems if it is not removed completely and it will keep returning.

Something you do not want to do is to replace woodwork or sheet rock and have mold grow back behind it. Getting a professional can be the sensible answer when destruction from mold is extensive.

One of the most annoying dilemmas to handle after a dwelling place has been repaired due to a fire is the after stink. The surviving carpets will need to be cleaned and deodorized. The other floor surfaces, walls, and ceilings will need to be cleaned thoroughly with a deodorizing cleaner as well.

If you can, get fresh air in the attic and arrange open containers of baking soda in different areas there to aid in absorbing the stench and perform the same procedure in the basement. If this still does not solve the problem, you may need to contact a skilled cleaning business to do the job to get more satisfactory results.
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Rachel Yoshida writes articles about water damage and mold remediation. If you have a New York wet flooded basement or other problems with mold and water damage restoration , call toll-free 1-877-790-4983 and we'll send someone to help you within 1
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