Here’s information for what to know when returning to your home. Stay safe.
Check for structural damage before entering your home. Have a working flashlight. Disconnect water & electricity – even it it’s “off”. Don’t want to risk mixing water & electricity. Wear gloves and boots. Know there may be nasty chemicals lurking in standing water.
In addition to contacting your insurance carrier, contact FEMA. Start a claim and inquire about what possible relief may be available to you.
Take photos of any floodwater in your home. Takes pic of each room affected by water from 4 or more angles. Get shots of personal items damaged as well.
Remove wet carpet and pads – remove wet wall insulation – open doors and windows to ventilate the space – open doors, drawers, and cabinets – use fans and run dehumidifiers – remove appliances that were submersed