What 3 Things To Do Immediately When You Come Home to a Flood

Flood in home and what to do next

CCS Property Service Experts Explain What Action Steps To Take Immediately with Flooding in Your Home.

An unforeseen event has happened. You’ve had a flood in your home while you were away. There is significant damage to your property. Now what? As a construction company that deals with these occurrences, hundreds of times throughout the year, we know that timing is everything, especially in a flood.

Step One:

First, you will need to call a restoration company that has experience in flood damage, restoration, and construction services. It also helps if the company has a 24-hour emergency service. One of the restoration/construction companies you will get upon doing an immediate Google Search is, CCS Property Services, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. CCS Property Service has the best reviews in the industry. Any restoration company will work with you to set up a time (the quicker the better) to find and stop the source of the water. Then, bring in the necessary equipment to begin the drying process, to prevent mold.

Step Two:

Second, as a homeowner, it is your responsibility to call your insurance company to verify that you are covered.

Step Three:

Following verification from your insurance company, step three is to make a claim.

CCS Property Services has over 30 years of experience in working with insurance companies and fighting for homeowners. Our claim to fame is that we do our research. Our staff takes the time to study the homeowner’s policy and the declaration page and negotiate with the insurance company to get you as much as your policy will provide you. Note: your insurance company will try to pay you as little as possible. Once, you’ve made the claim, a good restoration company will handle the claim and deal with the insurance policy, so you don’t have to.

One thing that you should never do? Never use an insurance company’s contractor. Think about it, they will be working in the best interest of the insurance company, not the homeowner. Stay away from franchises too. From our experience and homeowners’ horrifying stories, Franchises tend to underperform and charge you more to cover their franchising fees. Our recommendation is to look for a local restoration company that has good reviews.

One thing you should always do? Familiarize yourself with your home-owner insurance policy, and if you aren’t sure about what is covered, ask for clarification from your insurance company. Here is a Guide To Your Homeowners Policy

In summary, three things you should do when you have a flood: 1) Call a restoration/clean-up company. 2) Call your insurance agency to verify coverage and 3) Make a claim. Once you’ve made the claim, a reputable restoration company will handle the restoration process and any challenges that arise from your insurance company so you don’t have too. A good restoration company will make the process easy and stress-free for the homeowner. CCS Property Services prides itself on educating homeowners and taking care of them during critical unforeseen events like a flood. For more information about CCS Property Services, visit: www.ccspps.com