Flood damage can devastate your home or business seemingly out of nowhere. Heavy rain, tropical storms, hurricanes, and overflowing rivers and lakes can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damages. First Restoration Services brings the expertise and equipment to get you back on your feet.
FRS’s technicians are on call 24/7 to provide emergency response to flood damage in Western North Carolina. As a full-service restoration company, we provide everything from emergency board-up to water extraction to reconstruction at residential and commercial properties. We typically respond to emergency calls within 45 minutes, even on weekends and holidays.
FRS provides a number of essential services after a flood, including:
Even a small amount of flood damage can render your home or business uninhabitable. Floods carry harmful contaminants and can cause mold and mildew buildup, even after floodwaters have receded. During the height of a flood, the greatest risks are drowning, infection, and electrocution.
In addition to the severe personal risks of a flood, your property is also at risk. Water can cause major secondary flood damage including warping wooden building materials and creating mold colonies. Many of these effects set in within hours of a flood.
Typically, flood damage is not covered under a standard homeowner’s insurance policy. Flood insurance is often a second policy purchased at the home or business owner’s discretion. To find out if you’re covered, it’s best to call your insurance provider before a flood hits. For more information on purchasing flood insurance, you can visit the National Flood Insurance Program website.
To find out if your property is at risk of flooding, you can use this tool on the FEMA website.
What to do after a flood varies with the extent of damage to your property. Oftentimes you will be evacuated during a flooding event such as a hurricane, which can make it difficult to determine the shape your property is in immediately after a flood. If you’re in an area affected by a flood, here are some steps to get you on the right track:
Getting your life back together after a flood is no easy task. At FRS, we strive to make the restoration process go as smoothly as possible. Our experts know how to clean up flood damage safely and efficiently. We also know the insurance process and will make sure we do our part to keep you informed on your expenses and timeline for repairs. Call us as soon as possible after a flood and FRS will see you through the entire emergency flood damage restoration process.
First Restoration Services follows the standard put in place by the IICRC (Institute Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification). ANSI/IICRC S500-2015 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration is a procedural standard. It is based on reliable restoration principles, research, and practical experience. In addition, there has been extensive consultation and information obtained from numerous sources.