Surprising Flood Cleanup Facts

May 16, 2016

Flood Cleanup Facts

Along with the beautiful spring weather comes flood season in Michigan. People usually think of floods as occurring on the East Coast or Gulf Coast as a result of hurricanes. But, in fact, Michigan has the 7th highest number of flood cleanup claims of all 50 states!

Michigan is also the 9th highest State in terms of flood cleanup insurance claims dollar amounts. In 2014 more than 8 million dollars was paid out in flood cleanup insurance claims in Michigan!

As Macomb County’s flood cleanup company, here are some flood cleanup facts you may find surprising:

Flood Cleanup Facts

  • All 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods in the past 5 years – even desert states such as Arizona and Nevada.
  • People outside of “high-risk flood areas” still file over 20-percent of all flood cleanup insurance claims.
  • The average flood cleanup and damage insurance claim is over $40,000!
  • Most homeowners’ insurance does not cover flood damage or flood cleanup. (Click Here to learn more about flood clean up and insurance).
  • Just two feet of rushing water is strong enough to carry away a car.
  • Floods from snow melting are actually more common than floods from hurricanes.
  • In most areas, your home is more likely to be damaged by flood than by fire.
  • There is a 30 day waiting period before flood cleanup insurance goes into effect!

Macomb County’s Best Flood Cleanup Company

If you have experienced a flooded basement in Oakland, Wayne or Macomb County, we are here to help you cleanup the flood damage 24/7. We will rapidly clean up the flood damage – and also identify the cause of the basement flooding so that we can fix any problems and help prevent future floods!

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