Floods can have a devastating effect on your home. Unfortunately, torrential rains increase the risk for flooding. If you're at risk for flooding—or you've just experienced a flood at your home—you need to know how to begin the cleanup. It's not as easy as just wading into the water to begin the cleanup efforts. Certain steps need to be taken to make sure that you and your home are protected. Here are four steps you need to take after a flood.