Returning Home After Flooding

Revised from February 23, 2017 blog post

Water damage restoration from flooding can be extremely overwhelming for homeowners.

Before returning home, you will need to contact your local municipality to make sure it is safe to return home.  You will likely need a certified electrician to inspect all electrical, main panel and appliances.  Plus depending on the severity of flooding, the building may need to be inspected structurally and an appraisal of damages.

• Contact your insurance company and Stutters Disaster Kleenup for immediate assistance at 1-877-763-1540.
• It is important to keep children and pets away until it’s safe for them to return.
• Do not allow children to play in flood waters because of contamination.
• Have your sewage inspected.
• Once allowed in open, all windows and let your home air out.
• Consider your drinking water to be contaminated.
• Remove food that came in contact with water.
Mould will grow quickly and must be professionally cleaned.
• If drywall is wet it cannot be removed until tested for asbestos if your home or business was built prior to 1990.
• Personal protection such as rubber boots, gloves and glasses are needed before handling material that came in contact with flood waters.
• Proper disposal of contaminated materials must be followed.

The Stutters Disaster Kleenup team will arrive with all the necessary equipment and assess any structural damage to your property.  Using state-of-the-art equipment to quickly dry, deodorize, and disinfect the areas affected, means less sub-sequential damage and greater peace of mind.


Call the professionals at Stutters Disaster Kleenup to take care of your disaster needs.  We are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to better serve you.  We can be reached at 1-877-763-1540.

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