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Flooded Basement?

If you found water pouring into your basement this past weekend, you are not alone. Here are some things to remember as you go about getting things back to the way they were.

Insurance: If you have flood insurance then it is time to dig out your policy and call the company who you have the policy thru. If you can't find your insurance policy, or if it was, unfortunately, in the flooded basement, then call the insurance agent who handles your flood insurance. They will be able to help you start the process of making a claim.

Saftey: Be careful when you enter a basement that has standing water. Two things people often forget about are the potential electrical hazards, and also the potential bacteria hazards from sewage backups. If you are not sure, or don't feel safe, then contact a professional to take a look.

Dry it out: Once you know it is safe to enter, begin the process of drying out the basement. This could involve pumps, fans, heaters, etc. Most likely you will want to let the professionals handle this, especially if it is a flooded basement. Try contacting PuroClean of Grand Rapids, or give me a call and I can point you in the right direction.

As always, if you have any further questions, of find that it is now time to move out of the flood zone, give me a call.

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