Hopefully the rain has ceased pouring and the floods have stopped raging, so homeowners can begin the long and hard process of cleaning up. Removing standing water, drying out furniture, getting rid of debris, cleaning and disinfecting are just some of the steps required in your post-flood checklist. If your home has suffered flood damage, FEMA has published an After the Flood Fact Sheet which contains some helpful post-flood tips.
And, as you begin to tackle this list, beware of those scam artists who may try to take advantage of you in the process. In this recent Denver Post article, you can read about how to guard against those masquerading as contractors, utility reps and charity agencies.