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flood damageFloods arise due to natural or man-made causes. Aside from causing catastrophic loss of lives and property, floods can also leave other harmful effects in their wake. Human health is at serious risk whenever floods and flood damage occurs.

Keeping the effects of flood damage at bay

If your home or business has suffered flood damage, call Umpire Mitigation as soon as possible. Be sure to take pictures of the damage to your building’s structure and its contents before you start the cleanup process. If you had to leave your property temporarily because of the flood, check for structural damage prior to re-entry. Also, confirm that the foundations are not in any danger of collapse. Meanwhile, let the property air out for several minutes to remove foul odors.

Proceed immediately with cleanup to prevent any health hazards. Throw out any food and medicine that may have come in contact with floodwater. Most importantly, boil water meant for drinking and food preparation. Any partially damaged items should be dried and aired. Don’t throw them away yet, as the insurance adjuster will be the one to make recommendations as to their repair or disposal.

Most importantly, call a flood damage professional. Floodwater has a way of penetrating nooks and crannies and causing damage where you cannot see it. That’s why it’s vital to have a professional take care of your flood damage problem. Look for established flood damage companies like Umpire Mitigation that will go out of their way to ensure your insurance claim is handled swiftly and efficiently.

Umpire Mitigation works with all Insurance Companies, so it’s no hassle for the homeowner. Call us today! (703) 665-1129

Source: http://www.ecopurerestoration.com/blog/what-to-do-in-case-of-flood-damage-to-your-san-diego-home-or-business/