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What should I do if my house floods?

Updated: Sep 19, 2020

With more than half of Iowa counties under disaster proclamations, many residents are forced to evacuate and face uncertainty

With more than half of Iowa counties now under disaster proclamations from the recent flooding, many hundreds of Iowan residents are awaiting the water to recede and many remain uncertain as to whether they could ever move back. Many will be forced to rebuild or move, others will need to rely on water damage services like that provided by Clean Indeed Carpet to recover what remains of their home.

The basics of what to do after a flood include the following:

  • Stop the water at its source

  • Turn off the electricity only if you can do so without stepping into water

  • Evacuate the premises

  • Contact your insurer (or your landlord, if you rent)

  • Document everything

  • Then clean up to prevent further damage from mold

  • Call Clean Indeed Carpet to help you with the last step

Cleaning up after a flood is a long, laborious process. Water damage is destructive and expensive, that's why we offer a Relief Discount for those without insurance or unable to afford there deductible.

As for those not affected by flooding, here are a few ways to help out your neighbors:

1. Donate

You can donate to the American Red Cross by selecting "I want to Support Disaster Relief." Or the United Way online where you can specify the city you'd like your money to reach. Alternatively, text FLOODRELIEF to 41444.

2. Volunteer

The Salvation Army is coordinating volunteer efforts in many areas. Those interested in helping locally are urged to call 402-898-6050 and leave a message. For referrals to local organizations with volunteer needs, call United Way at 2-1-1.

3. Give Blood

The American Red Cross reported that more than 350 blood donation appointments were cancelled due to recent weather. The nonprofit is encouraging those able to donate blood to find a blood drive near them to help fulfill both local and national needs.

As a locally grown Iowa company, we know Iowans have the skills and courage to recover from what appears will be a long route to recovery. So stay strong Iowa, we're here to help you when you need it! With 24/7 Emergency Water Damage Services, we're just a call away 515-441-1918. For More information on house flooding visit .

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