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After the Storm

October 29, 2012 0 Comments
Keep in mind that homeowners' insurance does not cover flood damage; only flood insurance can do that.

Dangers from a hurricane do not end with the storm.

  • Wait until authorities announce it is safe before attempting to return home.
  • Have a professional check for damage to your home, as well as the quality of service from your water, gas, electric, and sewer lines.
  • Know that first responders may be delayed in reaching your community or impacted area for a prolonged period.
  • Avoid roads covered by water and/or debris, and avoid downed power lines.
  • Bring necessities, such as food and water, with you when you return.
  • Only use a generator in a well-ventilated area and adhere to all manufacturer instructions.
  • Use flashlights instead of candles.
  • Check food in your refrigerator for spoilage, but keep any water. It may be some time before you can rely on the quality of tap water.
  • Keep children and pets inside. If pets must be walked outside, keep them on a leash.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and protective clothing during any cleaning.
  • Contact your insurance company to begin the claims process.

If you’ve experienced water damage, AdvantaClean can help.

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