Restoration Local Offers Tips On Mitigating Flood Damage As Hurricane Season 2012 Winds Down

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Even as hurricane season comes to an end in November, there remains the possibility for severe weather. A flood damage expert warns about the dangers and provides recommendations for protecting your home.

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Hurricanes and tropical storms can produce major storm surge and flood conditions in a very short period of time

Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage and flood restoration services in the country, is offering flood damage prevention and repair tips for property owners as hurricane season produces more threatening weather before winding down for the year.

Hurricanes and tropical storms can produce major storm surge and flood conditions in a very short period of time. Without proper preparation, homes and businesses may see hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage as carpets, walls, and cherished possessions are ruined.

One of the first steps in damage prevention is to have adequate flood insurance, which is available for many communities through the National Flood Insurance Program. The NFIP provides flood coverage for homeowners who are a part of these member communities that agree to adopt certain criteria designed to eliminate flood damage.

In the event of flood damage, it is important for the repair and restoration process to be done correctly. Not only removing the water and drying everything out, but also testing for the presence of mold and making sure any and all potential long term issues are addressed before they can occur. Mold typically begins growing within 48 hours of flood damage occurring, and as such, the restoration process should begin as soon as possible.

The first step in water restoration is the extraction process, and this also may be one of the most dangerous. If electricity is still on, this may create an extremely dangerous and unstable environment to work in. Electricity and gas should be turned off until all repairs are complete, and should not be turned back on again until approved by a qualified electrician or HVAC specialist.

Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water an flood damage restoration services in the United States, with contractors in 30 states and more being added every month. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.

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