Tips On Hiring A Contractor After A Flood Disaster

If a flood has destroyed your house, you can need to employ emergency services to minimize the harm, maintain any damaged personal items, or carry out repairs. Contractors that work in flood prevention and reconstruction are usually more acquainted with the procedures and processes used for this form of job. Contractors specialized in the remediation of flood damage or “flood restoration contractors” recognize the correct techniques used to rebuild and/or dry out a house or building and its contents. Any of the advanced appliances can include: vacuums or water extractors installed and portable on vehicles, high-speed air movers, dehumidifiers, and moisture meters for tracking the drying phase.Do you want to learn more? Visit -WMF of Atlanta

Residential home re-modelers or custom home builders do not have the knowledge of flood repair contractors in this area and may not have the skills to accurately minimize the harm and/or stop elevated levels of microbial development (mold). You will need to employ a licensed industrial hygienist to inspect for mold if mold becomes a threat and include a repair protocol or instructions to minimize any mold problems. Bear in mind that the homeowners’ insurance policy can have very limited to no mold remediation provisions whether you have insurance, so call your insurance provider and find out if you have coverage and what your limitations are. Remediation of mold can be rather costly!

The reconstruction phase would usually have three key components during a flood:

The systemic drying stage is the first. This is when, along with any items that may not be spared, water and moisture are extracted, such as bent or broken flooring, baseboard, damp drywall, etc.

The management of every personal property is the second part. This could include packing up and storing and/or repairing any of the home’s belongings, including clothes, appliances, or other objects, offsite before the structural repairs are done. This stage will also include the development of an inventory to record or list any personal property that may have been destroyed and that needs to be replaced beyond repair.

Structural reconstruction is the third stage in the rehabilitation project. This includes repairing the construction components that need to be restored or removed, including insulation, drywall, baseboards, cabinetry, flooring, painting, etc. In certain instances, all three stages can be provided by a single reconstruction contractor or you may choose to select one firm to do the drying while the contents and structural repair are done by other firms.