Professionals offer flood damage tips for homeowners, business owners

Floods are known as the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Once the water recedes, it's important to quickly treat your house or business for water damage.{}

If not, mold and other contaminates could take over. Contact water damage professionals or do it yourself.

Wear protective clothing, including rubber gloves and rubber boots.

"With flood damage, you have contaminants from the outside coming into your home. Therefore there are different precautions and measures you need to take to get that cleaned up properly," says Benji Wilson from ServPro.

You should discard items that came in contact with floodwater.

There are some items that can be salvaged... But the saying goes 'when in doubt, throw it out!'