As a homeowner, you need to know how to respond to potential home damage, especially when it comes to flood and water damage. Winter is on its way, so you are a more at risk for leaks, flooding and serious moisture damage. So, it is essential that you know how to respond to home water damage in an efficient manner. You need to respond to a leak or flood within the first 24 hours so that you can keep your family safe and reduce the damage as much as possible. Luckily, there are a few tips you can follow so that you can respond to home water damage properly.
Call Your Insurance Company and Take Pictures
Before you remove any water and take action, it is essential that you notify your insurance company of the damage. It is essential that you call your insurance company in the case of flooding and file a claim immediately. You want to notify them on the state of your home and the specific repairs that need to be made quickly. It is essential that you take pictures of the damage so that you have official documentation to give your insurance company.
Find The Source and Remove Water
It is essential that you find the source of the water damage and stop the damage from worsening. Make sure that you do not dispose of the sources, such as a piece of a broken pipe because you want to keep it for the insurance company. Depending on the amount of water, a restoration company might have to remove the water for you. In some cases, you can remove the water yourself using a sump pump and a wet vacuum, which are available at any local hardware store.
Keep Track Of Your Belongings
One of the essential elements of responding to water damage is protecting your belongings. You want to keep track of all of your belongings that were affected so that a restoration company, such as Air Quality Remediation, can restore them. You want to take all items that were not affected and keep them in a safe, dry space.
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