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Repairing Flood Damaged Homes

COURSE NO: S05-011
Repairing Flood Damaged Homes
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course introduces the principles and practices of repairing a flood damaged home and safely restoring it to a habitable condition. During the initial visit to a flood-damaged home, the situation often appears overwhelming. However, despite the shock that often accompanies an individual’s first look at the damage; a number of straightforward principles can be applied to assist with the flood restoration effort. There are many health hazards associated with flooded homes that this course identifies.


Once a home is flooded and the flood has subsided, a series of events is set into motion which gets progressively worse as more time passes. The home does start to dry. However, the severity of damage from mold, mildew and rotting wood can be minimized by repairing flood damage as soon as possible.


Once the flood has subsided, hazards of working in a flood damaged home include, biological hazards, unstable structures, damaged and possibly live electrical and gas utilities and unhealthy working conditions in general. The first work to be done on a flooded home is to establish a safe working environment.


This 5 PDH course is intended for engineers and architects who are interested in gaining an understanding of the guidelines for the repair of flood damaged homes.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the hazards associated with working in a flooded home
  • Being able to work on a flooded home and avoid health hazards
  • Knowing the tools and equipment needed to repair a flooded home
  • Knowing how to make a visual inspection for structural hazards
  • Understanding of how to safely restore power to the home
  • Knowing how to avoid hazards of gas
  • Understanding how to physically remove contamination from the flooded home
  • Knowing how to safely drain trapped water from ceilings and walls
  • Understanding how to properly drain a flooded basement
  • Knowing how to promote drying of the home
  • Understanding how to safely remove debris
  • Knowing how to check for damaged water pipes
  • Knowing how to properly wash, clean dry electrical components
  • Knowing how to evaluate the sewage system for clogging
  • Understanding what systems of the home should be inspected or repaired by qualified contractors
  • Know how to repair the heating and AC system of a flooded home
  • Being introduced to documentation for insurance claims
  • Understanding the basic concepts of preparing for the next flood
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, “Repairing Flooded Damaged Homes” which is based on the FEMA publication “Repairing Your Flooded Home”.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Repairing Flood Damaged Homes (1.1 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this FEMA publication.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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