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Remember to call your insurance company as soon as possible. They will advise you on clean-up and claim procedures.

Move your belongings
Move your belongings out of the wet area as quickly as possible to prevent rotting, mildew and warping.

Get the water out
Remove standing water with pumps or pails, then with a wet/dry shop vacuum.

Get the debris out
Remove all soaked and dirty materials and debris, including wet insulation and drywall, residual mud and soil. Remove wet drywall or paneling at least 500 mm (20 in.) above the high-water line.

Clean the floor
Rinse, then clean all floors as quickly as possible. Sewage-soaked carpets must be discarded.

Ventilate or dehumidify the house until it is completely dry. Rapid drying is important to prevent mold growth. When outside weather permits, open doors and windows and hasten the drying process with fans. If your furnace is safe to use, turn it on to aid the drying. Rent dehumidifying equipment as necessary.

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Drainage Planning and Engineering



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