Floodwater Removal

floodwaterKnowing how to avoid costly water damage in your home will help you preserve your home’s structural integrity and value.

Restorepro can answer questions and offer crucial tips on efficiently removing flood water from your home and drying it out.

Is Floodwater Toxic?

Floodwater can contain high levels of contaminants such as sewage or other hazardous substances. Exposure to this could cause symptoms such as upset stomach, headache, or flu-like symptoms. Anyone that experiences these symptoms after being exposed to floodwater should seek immediate medical attention.

Is It Safe To Play In Floodwater?

No. Flood water can contain many things that could harm your health. Knowing what is in the water is impossible, so it is best to assume the worst. Floodwaters could contain:

  • Human or animal feces
  • Household, medical, or industrial waste
  • Downed power lines
  • Physical objects such as lumber, building materials, or other debris.

Exposure To Contaminated Floodwater Can Cause:

  • Wound infections
  • Skin Rash
  • Gastrointestinal illness
  • Tetanus

How Do You Get Rid Of Water After A Flood?

A pump is the most efficient way to remove water from large amounts of floodwater. If the floodwater is overwhelming, you should call a professional company like Restorepro Disaster Clean-up and Restoration to get you back to normal.

How Long Does A Flooded House Take To Dry Out?

The only answer to this question is it depends. It all depends on the size and scope of the loss. Completely drying a structure depends on the type of water damage, how bad it was, how long the water dwelled, and the type of building materials involved. For example, concrete takes much longer to dry than wood.

Will Homeowners Insurance Cover Flood Damage?

With a normal home insurance policy, if water damage happens suddenly or on accident from a source within your home, like a busted pipe or failed water heater, it will most likely be covered by your normal policy.

If the flood water comes from a source outside of the home, it will not be covered under your standard homeowner’s policy. For this type of coverage, you will need to obtain a special flood insurance policy.

So don’t waste any time, and can RestorePro for all your water damage cleanup needs. RestorePro in Sandusky, OH, has dedicated team members who are there when you need us most. No matter the situation or emergency, our certified professionals are available 24/7.

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