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A lot of Calgarians had to go through the process of cleaning up and remodeling after the flooding hit our city in June. But minor flooding can happen at any time too, just this week flooding occurred all over the city due to burst pipes from the cold. In case it happens to you in the future, here's some steps to follow:

 

Dry it out: this needs to happen as swiftly as possible. Either with a team of family/friends, or with hired help, remove all of the items from the soaked room and get in industrial fans to start drying out the area.

 

Contact your insurance company: contact your insurance company right away, and get an adjustor in to assess the damage in a timely manner.

 

Inspect for mould: this can be a health hazard, so you'll want to ensure you're not dealing with a mould situation.

 

Start reconstruction: if you have no mould, you can start on the renovation process. By this time, you'll know if you get anything from your insurance company, and how much, which will help with budgeting. Get your stuff into storage while this happens, and be aware of costs that will arise.

 

Want more information? Houzz published a great blog written by a homeowner who went through water damage.

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