What Should You Do After Your Home Floods? (Part 2)
What Should You Do After Your Home Floods? - Part 2
In our last post, we discussed how important it is to make sure your family is safe following a flood. We also discussed how to avoid further damage to your property and what documents you will need to file a claim on your flood insurance in Orlando, FL. Here are the final steps for your post-flood recovery.
Filing a Claim
It is essential to file your insurance claim as soon as you possibly can, as it can take a few days or weeks for an insurance adjuster to assess your property. If water is left sitting in your home for a long time, it can do significant damage, so you’ll want to get the claim out of the way as fast as you can.
As we mentioned, it may take a while for an insurance adjuster to visit your property for an assessment. Take the time to document as much of the damage to your property and you can to help the insurance company process your claim. Take photos and videos of the property and write down any information you can about the damage. If your home deteriorates further after the initial flooding, be sure to document that as well. Having this information will help the adjuster perform a more complete investigation.
Repairing Your Home
Once your insurance company has all of the information they need to process your claim, it is time to begin restoring your property. You can use a sump pump to remove water from your home or hire flood damage restoration professionals to do this for you. If your area is in a disaster area, you may have to wait to receive repair work.
If you live in Florida and do not have flood insurance, please speak to an agent at Florida Insurance Group to find out how we can secure protection for your home that fits your budget.