How to Deal with Water Damage After Flooding

hurricane flooding sandy How to Deal with Water Damage After Flooding

Yesterday hurricane Sandy made landfall across the Eastern seaboard. Airports, subways, buses and schools have all shut down and millions are without power. We have many friends who live in the path of Sandy and what has made it worse is a winter snow storm as well as the full moon high tide.

Flooding has caused billions of dollars in damage and there are many unseen dangers when dealing with flooded areas including electrocution, sharp objects and chemical spills.

We wrote a series about flooding and how to deal with water damage and we think it’s appropriate to share this as many people are wading back into their homes and need to make sure they do it safely.

Keep this list handy as a busted pipe or hose can cause flooding at any time.

The first step to assessing water damage is Check for Danger
The second step is to Identify the Source
The third step is to Prevention and Drying.
The fourth step is What Can You Salvage?
Here’s a quick introduction to flood insurance.

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Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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    Natural disaster is indeed stressful, this means that you need to be prepared for any circumstances. I found this tips very helpful, thanks I will keep this in mind.

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    Your tips are very short and concise. Yes, it is important to rescue the things that can be rescued but it is equally important to identify the dangers after flood as well.