Weather happens, and water from a flood can cause irreversible damage to your homes foundation, structure and your personal property. A flood can happen at any moment, often with little to no warning, and during the spring season, floods are even more common due to heavy rains, rapid snowmelt and dam erosion. While no one plans on seasonal flood damage or renovating their home in response to a weather emergency, sometimes it’s inevitable.
You may have taken preventative measures to protect your property from flood damage, and you may have a contingency plan in place, in case a flood ever hits your home. Whatever you’ve done to prepare, this may be an unexpected opportunity for you to make some changes in your home that you’ve been planning for a while.
After dealing with the initial shock of water damage, and ensuring everyone in your home is safe, your repairs and restoration can begin. Keep these 5 helpful tips in mind when renovating your home after a flood:
1. Call in the professionals
Before you crunch the numbers, make sure you’ve called your insurance company to see what is covered. This will give you a better idea about the out-of-pocket budget