Whether it be from rainwater or a broken pipe, there is nothing worse than a flooded house.
If you’re suffering from flood damage, you can count on us to clean up the mess!
Our flood damage cleanup experts are available 24/7 and serve the entire Dallas metroplex.
As soon as we arrive at your doorstep, we will work to stop the flooding, prevent further damage to your property, and dry your home as quickly as possible.
Call us at (214) 643-8844 now to return your flooded house or business back to normal again!
What To Do If Your House Is Flooded
The very first thing you need to do is call a professional flood damage restoration company near you.
While you’re waiting for them to arrive, follow these steps to protect yourself and minimize the damage.
Step 1: Stop the Water
If the flooding is not coming from external sources, like rainwater, it’s best to shut off the main water supply to the house until your plumbing is fixed. Don’t know where your main water shut-off valve is? Check the inside of your house.
For homes built on basements or crawl spaces, the valve is often located on a wall along the front of your house. For homes built on slabs, the valve is most likely on top of or beneath your water heater.
Step 2: Avoid Hazards
Go to the breaker box, and shut off electricity to the area of the home where the flooding is occurring. If your entire house is flooding, go ahead and shut off electricity to everything.
Wait for a professional to do this if there is water near your breaker box.
Step 3: Document the Flood Damage
It sounds counter-intuitive, but you actually want to document the damages before you begin cleaning up water (this will help with insurance claims).
Quickly take pictures of flooded areas and major damages to your home.
When a flood damage restoration professional arrives, they will document the damages more in-depth as evidence for insurance claims.
Step 3: Start Removing Water
If the water source is from rain or a burst pipe, it is probably safe to clean the water using a bucket, mop and/or towels.
Move furniture and personal belongings to an unaffected area of the home if you can.
If the water source is from natural flooding or a sewage overflow, wait for the professionals. Natural flood water contains bacteria that can cause illness if you’re exposed to it.
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Before we begin, we need to make an important distinction between water damage and flood damage. Most people use the words “flood damage” and “water damage” interchangeably.
However, flood damage has a very specific meaning in the insurance world.
In this instance, it means any water damage caused by external, natural water sources such as hurricanes, mudslides, or overflowing rivers. This type of flood damage isn’t typically covered by standard insurance policies.
The good news is that most home insurance policies cover water damage from “sudden and accidental” causes, such as broken pipes, appliance overflows, or rain entering your roof or windows. This means insurers will cover the costs, if, for example, an appliance floods your house and you need wood floor water damage repairs.
The insurance process can be confusing, so if you have any questions about filing a claim feel free to call us now. As a restoration company, we negotiate with insurance companies all the time and can help you get the most for your losses.
Because every water damage scenario is unique, unfortunately, there is no standard cost for flood damage cleanup and repairs. The average cost in Dallas, Tx is $2,649.
On the higher end, you can expect to pay around $8,000. This depends on the severity of the water damage, if mold is present, or if home repairs are necessary.
For simple flood damage cleanup services, you can expect to pay around $1,000 – $4,500. Again, all of the above are rough estimates.
To help you understand the costs, we’ve listed some of the pricing factors that flood damage restoration companies use.
Cost Factor #1: Level of Contaminants
Restoration companies categorize water by the level of contaminants it contains.
- Clean water: This refers to water that does not pose a threat to anyone and is the least costly to remove. Water from rain and broken pipes fall into this category.
- Grey water: This refers to water that contains biological or chemical contaminants and can cause illness if dealt with improperly. Examples include water from toilet bowls or water discharge from appliances.
- Black water: This source of water is highly unsanitary and might cause severe illness if you come into contact with it. Examples include sewage or river flooding.
Cost Factor #2: Square Footage of Water
How much water entered the home and how far the water damage spread are obvious cost factors.
Most restoration companies will calculate the cost using the volume of water and square footage of the affected area as a base.
Cost Factor #3: Extent of Damage and Materials Involved
The more damage your property takes on, the higher the cost. For instance, replacing carpet that is soaked with clean water is much cheaper than a total home reconstruction.