How do you know if your house is flooded? Is it covered through your insurance? For any home owner water damage and flooding can be a scary situation, especially if you are uninsured or do not understand what to do after your house is flooded. Do you need to have flood insurance? Depending on where you live you may be obligated to have flood insurance. Congress has ordered all federal insured lenders to have flood insurance that falls within flood prone areas, but sometimes mortgage lenders require flood insurance upon signing. Always look for the following signs of preexisting water damage when purchasing a home so you can make sure that you are insured for any future possibility.
(Home inspectors commonly overlook and fail to detect previous water damage signs during inspections.) Always look for the following when making your own inspections.
It is important to note that mold can be hidden in your HVAC system (AIR DUCTS) and can circulate in the air throughout your home. This can make you very sick and unfortunately most people don’t even find out until they are already ill! The Center for Disease Control states that mold can cause illness. For example, having shortness of breath such as chronic wheezing or coughing violently can indicate the possibility of mold within your HVAC system. Mold allergies can even turn into asthma if not treated quickly; in particular children are more susceptible to mold due to the fact that they have a vulnerable immune system. People with chronic lung diseases, sensitive immune systems, or mold allergies can develop serious lung infections. Every person reacts differently to mold, however, if the symptoms are less severe while you are away from home than mold will most likely be the cause.
If you have water damage in your home, a mop and bucket will not save your investment. Having a professional company to restore your water damage as quickly as possible is your best option. At Mark’s Cleaning Service, we have IICRC certified water damage technicians that have restored hundreds of homes. We provide reliable and fast water damage services to restore your home to its natural state from water damage.