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 offer 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 some 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 flood, the most significant risks are drowning, infection, and electrocution.
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. Often 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:
Flood damage restoration is a very responsible process that requires expertise and caution. While it is important to act immediately, it is important that you do not fall for the first restoration offer you get. If you do not take the following steps to assess viable contractors, you may fall victim to scammers that use the adverse event to their advantage:
In addition to the severe personal risks of a flood, your property is also at risk. Water can cause significant secondary damage including warping wooden building materials and creating mold colonies. Many of these effects set in within hours of a flood. Thus, in addition to water drying and sanitation of all surfaces, a flood cleanup involves
Samples of the ruined flooring and affected fabric should be preserved and presented to the claims adjuster.
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 understand 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 can help you through the 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. Based on reliable restoration principles, research, and practical experience. Also, there has been extensive consultation and information obtained from numerous sources.