Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Flood Damage - 3 Easy Steps to Mitigate the Amount of Damage Water and Sewage Can Do to Your Home!

Water and sewage damage is a serious issue because it can cause structural damages and health problems especially in coastal areas. In some areas the probability of water/sewage damage increases after heavy rains. Being a universal solvent, water can corrode steel and dissolve granite and wood. But more than that, stagnant water can soon become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold, which can pose serious health risks.

Water/sewage damage is one of the most common hazards in the United States. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states.

However, not all floods are alike. While some floods develop slowly, sometimes over a period of days, flash floods develop quickly, sometimes in just a few minutes and without any visible signs of rain. Flooded and don't know what to do? Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Minimize damage! If you are able to stop the water or sewage from continuing to flow - causing even more damage - do so AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! If you are unable to stop the flow, proceed to Step 2.

2. Contact your water/sewage damage specialist! The more quickly you contact a flood extraction company, the less damage from flooding will occur! They work with your insurance provider to handle your claim and relieve as much stress from you as they are able to.

3. Contact your insurance claims center to inform them of your flood loss, and open your damage claim. Make certain to let your insurance provider know that you have someone on the way who will mitigate the amount of damage caused to your property. This saves them the time and trouble of contacting a local company to extract your water or sewage.

Autor: Adam L Holland

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Added: January 13, 2009
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