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Water Damage And Mold Issues After The Flooding Is Over

Jul 16, 2008
The aftermath of flooding can cause real distress to the occupants of a home depending on how severe the flooding was. It can take hours or even days to remove all the items that can be affected. Furniture, clothing, novelties, carpeting, tile, and so many other things can be damaged beyond saving especially if they were contaminated with sewer water and toxic chemicals. The only good thing is that most of these things are not that difficult to replace. The actual structure of your home can cost thousands and thousands of dollars to repair.

If your home was flooded and the water was removed quickly, the possibility of severe or permanent damage to the structure will hopefully be kept to a minimum. When it had standing water for days or weeks, the scenario might be a little bleaker. You can end up having to tear out wall and floors because of wood warping, rotting, and mold growth. This is about as bad as it gets unless your insurance company considers the damage too severe to even try and repair. Hopefully you have insurance coverage that takes care of all types of flooding, but many people have found out too late that they did not.

The only way to really access the damage you have to call in professional water damage experts to figure exactly how bad your situation is. They deal with flooded home issues all the time and know what can or can not be done to save certain things and structures. Make sure that the water damage company you or your insurance company hires is well established and has a good work history behind them.

Many companies will help you remove the damaged articles such as furniture and other personal belongings from the home before renovation begin. What ever you can salvage will likely have to be stored while the repairs are being made. How long repairs will be going on will depend on how much damage there is. You and your family will also probably have to stay elsewhere for a time.

When your home has been repaired and you are ready to move in, make sure that the water damage company resolved any and all issues concerning mold. Mold is hazardous to human health and is often a lingering result of flooding. A qualified water damage company will have made sure there is not mold remaining in the home.
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