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Water Damage Restoration After Natural and Man-Made Disasters in Yankton, SD

October 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

With all eyes on Texas and Florida in the wake of two deadly hurricanes, we must remind ourselves that just because hurricanes don’t happen in Yankton, SD, water damage can still affect our homes. In fact, the bulk of water damage restoration that we do is from man-made disasters such as a broken water softener or a washing machine or dishwasher malfunction. It takes minimal flooding to cause serious water damage to your home.

What do you do when water has invaded your home?

First and Foremost, Stay Safe. While you’re assessing the damage, make sure the electrical system is shut off to prevent an electrical shock. Move cautiously, carry a flashlight, and never go into areas that seem slippery. Try not to disturb any items that may be affected by mold, as it can be a serious health hazard. Water damage restoration should only be attempted by trained professionals.

Wear Protective Clothing at All Time. You never know what could be lurking in those flood waters. To combat against contact with harmful bacteria or sewage, wear tall waterproof boots, rubber gloves, and a surgical mask to prevent breathing in pathogens or bacteria.

Document Damage Carefully. Before you make any attempt to remove items that are undamaged, take photos and a video of the area for insurance purposes. Share and store these photos and videos in a cloud-based system, so you have a backup.

Contact your Insurance Agent. Make sure you put in a call immediately to your insurance company so the flood damage is documented and they can move forward with the assessment. Before you can get any monetary restitution you must follow the proper procedures outlined in your policy. Your agent can help you during this stressful time.

For expedient, professional, and thorough flood restoration services in Yankton, SD, contact ServiceMaster Clean of SE South Dakota. We’ll have your home cleaned up, dried out, and restored safely back to pre-loss condition. Contact us at (605) 665-7080

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