Flooding 101

Our region was heavily impacted by the excessive amount of rain we received over the weekend. It is times like these that being a restorer is the most rewarding. Even if we cannot physically help everyone, a friendly voice, encouragement and advice can go a long way. The following two videos will provide you with useful information regarding flooding, from how to safely clean up to guidance on flooding insurance.

In the following video, Destry Ransdell, President of Tec Pro, presents various health and safety tips. One important thing to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t drink or use any tap water until it is deemed safe. In order to easily avoid this, simply have a sufficient supply of bottled water with you. It is also important to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) each time you enter a work area. One you leave the work area, dispose of the PPE and use a new set of PPE upon re-entry. It is also important to be aware of any microbial contamination you may be exposed to in flooding water. Check out our safety and clean up video here.

The second video, presented by Michael Carli of All Seasons Adjusting, focuses on a very important thing to consider – flooding insurance. He provides you with insight on what is covered under flood policies and stresses the importance of documenting your loss with photographs and receipts and the process of filing a claim. Check it out here!

We encourage you to share this information with friends, neighbors and property owners that may be in need of help or guidance. Have you experienced a loss from flooding yourself? Please feel free to share your experience and tips you learned throughout the process. Have any questions? Send them our way!