Flood Info: Tips for those who have flood insurance

National Flood Insurance Program recommends the following tips:

a. Read your flood policy; what coverages did you purchase?
b. Take photos of all of the damage 
c. Begin to dry out the building and personal property 
d. Keep a/c (or if cool, furnace) running, to assist in drying out of the property; if no heating/cooling, keep windows open, have fans blowing to assist in drying 
e. Try to find documents relating to the purchase of the flood-damaged property
f. If your carpet and pad have been saturated by the floodwater, cut and remove the carpet and pad; please save a small (2-feet by 2-feet square) piece of the carpet to show to the adjuster 
g. If your carpet is damp, pull the carpet loose, remove the pad and dry the floor 
h. Keep oriental rugs wet – roll them up and take to professional cleaners for proper cleaning or evaluation 
i. Clean floors, walls, cabinets with mixture of 1-part bleach, 4-parts water j. If cleaning is removing water lines, please take photos of the interior and exterior water line depth 
k. Separate the damaged from the undamaged property; maintain control over the damaged property (keep it in the back yard or garage or shed if possible so that thieves do not remove it) 
l. Begin writing a list of damaged property for the adjuster 
m. Call for appliance repair company to have technician clean, service and provide repair estimate for flood-damaged appliances 
n. Call for heating company to have technician clean, service and provide repair estimate for flood-damaged heating/cooling equipment