If the flood was serious enough for you to leave your home, be sure you stay safe upon your return. The Federal Emergency Management Agency warns that you should check for any visible structural damage, such as warping, loosened or cracked foundation elements, cracks, and holes before entering the home and contact utility companies if you suspect damage to water, gas, electric, and sewer lines.
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The town of Nashville was founded by James Robertson, John Donelson, and a party of Overmountain Men in 1779. It was named for Francis Nash, the American Revolutionary War hero. Nashville quickly grew because of its strategic location, accessibility as a port on the Cumberland River and its later status as a major railroad center. By 1800, the city had 345 residents. In 1806, Nashville was incorporated as a city and became the county seat of the county. In 1843, the city was named the permanent capital of the state of Tennessee.
After a flood, remove any wet drywall, paneling and plaster as it can act like a sponge. Any drywall that is not wet should be wiped with soapy warm water and sanitized with a mixture made of one tablespoon of bleach and one gallon of water. If the flood water is non-contaminated rain water, allowing air to dry the sills and studs can help in salvaging the plaster and panels in the wall. Insulation in the walls will also need to be checked. Throw away soiled fiberglass insulation. Replace cellulose and hose off fiberglass insulation. Do not replace the insulation until the interior of the wall is completely dry, which can take as long as six weeks. In terms of the ceiling, check for any swelling of the wallboard due to humidity. Insulation may need to be replaced and/or replacement of the ceiling may be called for.