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A Guide to Repairing Flooded Homes

D. Allen Hughes, PE

This course is based on the publication “Repairing Your Flooded Home”. This course will introduce you to the principles and practices of repairing a flooded home. During the initial visit to a flood-damaged home, the situation often appears overwhelming. However, despite the shock that often accompanies an individual’s first look at the damage, a number of straightforward principles can be applied to assist with the flood restoration effort. There are many health hazards associated with flooded homes that this course identifies. Once a home is flooded and the flood has subsided, a series of events is set into motion which gets progressively worse as more time passes. The home does start to dry. However, the severity of damage from mold, mildew and rotting wood can be minimized by repairing flood damage as soon as possible. Once the flood has subsided, hazards of working in a flood damaged home include, biological hazards, unstable structures, damaged and possibly live electrical and gas utilities and unhealthy working conditions in general. The first work to be done on a flooded home is to establish a safe working environment.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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