I never expected to see my home immersed in water. After weeks of rain, the river finally overflowed and engulfed the first floor of the house. After the waters receded, the work of restoring the home began. Fortunately, I was able to find a contractor with experience in restoring homes damaged by bad weather. He evaluated the situation and provided a list of what needed to be done. He also supervised everything from replacing wiring to ripping out the old carpeting. Before the job was finished, he even made sure the new carpeting underwent a thorough carpet cleaning. Don't assume your home is a total loss after a natural disaster. Let me share what I learned about inspections, cleanings, and restorations. With the right help, you could be back in your home in less time than you ever thought possible.