In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, rain poured down in a way that was never seen before, and never documented before. DFW had the wettest May on record. And in the wake of 16.96 inches of rain in just one month, homeowners throughout the area have watched the water rise and flood their homes.
Flooded houses cause headache, heartbreak, and financial stress as most homeowners insurance policies don’t cover flooding (Only flood insurance does that!) But if you find yourself wading into the uncharted waters of recovery, you do have several options available to deal with Dallas flood damage.
Fixing the damage to your Dallas flooded house is one route some homeowners choose to go, and many of them are able to salvage their homes. It’s a long and hard road, but keeping the following guidelines in mind will help you get your home back to normal.
- Photograph – Take pictures or video of all the damage before, during, and after cleaning.
- Remove belongings – Take out every item that is wet, whether or not you plan on keeping it. This includes carpet and carpet padding.
- Dry Out Your Home – Open windows, run dehumidifiers, and turn on fans to help the water evaporate.
- Clean – Wash and disinfect every surface in your home after your belongings have been moved out.
- Look for Mold – Throughout the process of moving items, drying, and cleaning check for any signs of mold, like black or green discoloration, distinct odor, or the presence allergy symptoms in yourself and others.
- Flood Proof – Prepare for the possibility of another flood by stockpiling sand, surrounding buildings with flood-proof walls, or even elevating your home.
If your Dallas home is not salvageable, or you simply don’t want to go through the expense and time just to do repairs, rebuilding allows homeowners to replace aging buildings with new structures.
This can be the perfect time to remodel different areas, install energy efficient and money saving systems and technology, and make an even better home than you had before.
However, this option comes with similar drawbacks as repairing, including expense, hard work, prolonged disruption of daily life, and stress.
While it might seem surprising, selling your house is very much an option.
Selling allows you the luxury of walking away from all the damage the flood did to your home and the stress it caused in your life. Letting someone else buy and assume responsibility for all the work that needs to be done allows you to start over, leaving this disaster in the past.
But unless you have the right buyer, the stress of waiting for an interested party to come along can take months and lead to even more disruption and worry if you’re looking to sell your Dallas house fast.
Watching your home flood is a devastating experience. But after the waters have gone down, you do have options as a homeowner like repairing, rebuilding, or selling that can let you move on and get back to normal life.
Want to sell your home without any hassle? We often buy homes that are in need of repairs; you don’t need to make your home sell-ready! Give us a call at 469-250-0018 or fill out a form to get a free cash offer on your house, condo, duplex, townhouse, or apartment complex today!