Flood Disaster Cleanup and Restoration in Michigan

Were you impacted by Michigan’s recent super flood?

If you live Downriver, you know our area received nearly five inches of rainfall, the second largest recorded daily accumulation since 1874.  Countless people were devastated by water damage, losing precious belongings, mementos, and furniture.  This menacing flood affected hundreds of communities across the state, including Downriver cities such as Taylor, Michigan.  If you are still reeling from this catastrophic event, you may still be wondering what your next move will be.  One thing you should not do is try to clean up the damage yourself.  Dangerous mold and bacteria can build up quickly in standing water, and are hazardous to your health.  You need to consult a company that specializes in home restoration after events such as floods and fires.

Three things to avoid in the aftermath of a flood

Experts agree that flood cleanup and water removal are best left to the professionals.  Are you aware of the dangers that lurk in your home once heavy waters have filled up a room?  Here are three things you should keep in mind when dealing with flood damage:

1)    Do not submerge any part of your body (especially non-clothed) in the murky water.  There are a number of dangerous organisms, some that cannot be seen with the naked eye, in a pool of standing water.  Even miniscule particles of bacteria and mold can pose a threat to the health of you, your loved ones, or pets.  Everyone should stay away from the affected area until a licensed water removal company arrives on the scene to survey the damage.

2)    Stay away from all electrical devices in or around your basement.  Even if you think the power is non-functional after a flood, there may still be some “live” wires and dormant, low-energy power sources that could cause electrocution.  Use extreme caution!

3)    If you are able to, take a few pictures with your phone, at a distance of course, to document your property losses.  This needs to be done rather quickly, because it is advisable to have any belongings that have been submerged in water removed and disposed of as soon as possible.

These are just a few facts to be aware of following a major flood incident in your Taylor home.  It may be tempting to pick up damaged furniture or try to clean up the mess yourself, but doing so can seriously jeopardize your health and well-being.

Call the flood-smart professionals, right away

The flood repair experts at Home Restoration Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you clean up after a flood.  We guarantee we will be at your house within 30 minutes of your phone call.  Our company is licensed and insured, and handles all of the insurance paperwork for you.  We will ensure you receive all of the insurance compensation you are entitled to once you file your claim.  You may even be eligible for federal assistance funds to help you recoup your losses.  Recently, Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster for Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb Counties, and is spearheading an effort to secure monies to help residents across the state.  “We are actively pursuing all potential avenues of assistance, including applicable federal relief programs to ensure that all appropriate resources are secured for our hardest hit communities in Southeast Michigan,” Governor Snyder said.   http://michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277–335039–,00.html

If you live in Taylor, Michigan, and need emergency flood repair services, call Downriver Cleanup and Restoration Professionals at 1-734-619-7610.  Our reputation for water damage restoration is unmatched.  We guarantee we will safely dry, disinfect, and deodorize any areas in your home that have been underwater following the recent super flood.  For more information, visit our website at http://downriverrestoration.com/.