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Flood and Water Damage in Baltimore and Pertinent Steps to Take

Aug 19, 2008
Floods happen for a variety of reasons. They may come when you have had full warning of them or when you are least expecting them. If you have been a victim of a flood in Baltimore there are steps you need to take after the unfortunate incident.

First and foremost contact your insurance company right away. The insurance company will let you know the correct procedure of handling the aftermaths of a flood in Baltimore. Be sure to take photographs of your loss and water damage. The photographs will be very helpful to the insurance company to process your water damage claim.

Also, you will be protecting yourself with excellent documentation. If you have a video camera you can use that as well to present the damage done to your Baltimore home or business. Be sure to save all information you receive from your insurance company. It is best to buy a manila envelope or a file to keep all of your papers neatly organized in one place for easy access.

You will need to get a Baltimore contractor or ask your insurance company for a reputable contractor to get the water damage out of your home or business. It is imperative that you start this immediately.

There are many hidden dangers from a flood such as mold, mildew, and dangerous bacteria in the water. Flooded water that is clean is not a danger to humans as far as bacteria goes until after twenty four hours. Then the water becomes grey water or black water which can be toxic to humans.

Also, you want to make sure all of your circuit breakers are off so that you will not become the victim of a horrible shock.

If you start to take care of the water damage yourself be sure to put all of your receipts in your manila envelope or file. You must save them so you can put them on your insurance claim at a later date on your home or business.

Depending on the extent of the damage done to your Baltimore home or business you may have to move out until the needed work is completed. Most insurance companies cover this under their plan for you. Check with your insurance company. Water damage in Baltimore can be devastating but your insurance company may help this disaster run smoothly, get the work done quickly by a reputable contractor, and have you back in your home in no time.
About the Author
Ron Subs is an editorial staff member of RestorationSOS.com, a leading service provider for water damage cleanups. To learn more about Water Damage Cleanup Baltimore, MD and Water Damage Restoration Baltimore, MD, visit RestorationSOS.com.
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