After The Flood: What You Should Know

Article Posted by Expert Author: Carly Jorge  on 04/08/2013

Once your home has become the victim of a flood, regardless of the cause, the first thing that may cross your mind is whether your Boston homeowners insurance will be there to protect you, and when you can get in there and start cleaning up so that you can return to regular life as soon as possible.  But there are a few things to consider before you do.

 

First of all, can you afford the cost for medical care if you become exposed to flood waters? These represent some of the most contaminated water you can encounter, with the potential to lead to serious infections. In the times following a flood, the time needed to respond and tend to medical needs can be lengthened. Therefore, staying as far away from flood water as possible is something to be considered.

 

If you can see your home from where you are, and it still appears as though it's surrounded by floodwaters, entering your home could mean high danger. Depending on the length of time your foundation has been surrounded by flood water, its strength may have been severely compromised. In addition, any structure, although it may not show it, may have incurred serious damage to its electrical systems.

 

Here at The Home Protection Geek we have done much of your homework for you, enabling you to turn to us as a trusted resource for information, advice, tips and contacts.  We will update our site with current information regarding the industry as it becomes available.

 


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