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Useful tips for returning to a flood-damaged home

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

If you have been affected by the flood, you need to make sure your home is safe before you enter.

Here's some advice:

Try to avoid contact with standing water. It may be contaminated.

Switch off the electricity at the fuse box, and plan to have other services turned off.

Electricity and gas should not be turned back on until you have a professional say it's safe to do so.

You should contact your insurance company for advice and to get approval to carry out any repairs. 

Take photos of the damage and keep records.

Hire qualified professionals to fix any repairs.

Use a registered electrician to assess the condition and damage to electrical wiring... equipment, and appliances that have been affected by the flood.

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