- Disconnect the Power, unplug any devices. Do not reconnect until this has been checked by an electrician
- Prioritize your safety. Always wear protective clothing and mask, as well as rubber boots before cleaning up after a flood. Assume the flood water is contaminated with sewage.
- Before you start, prepare everything you need such as the supplies, disinfectants, cleaning products, and tools. Different surfaces may require different cleaners.
- Remove standing water using buckets or pumps. Vacuum the surface afterward.
- Remove all soaked and contaminated materials.
- Take out removable furniture for easy flooding clean up.
- Clean the floors then the walls next.
- Open windows and doors to let the drying process and get rid of the moisture, this will help avoid mold, weather permitting.
- Keep as much photographic and video evidence as possible.
- Set aside damaged items, do not dispose of anything until you have finalized your claim
- Use a dehumidifier
- Check for water leaks or burst pipes
- Consider using a professional loss adjustor. Insurance companies will appoint Loss Assessors to act on their behalf, so it’s important to ensure your interests are protected particularly if you deal directly with an insurer and have no broker.
- Bear in mind many of the effects of flood are either hidden or may not appear immediately, e.g. rot/mold so get professional advice.
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Colm Mahon CIP QFA | Director