Many things can go wrong in your home, but one of the most serious is water damage. Your structure and contents can be damaged by uncontrolled water to the tune of thousands of dollars.
The key to being prepared to handle a water damage emergency is precisely knowing what to do when it occurs. First, react quickly to stop water from entering, protect people, pets, and possessions, and then clean up the mess.
Taking care of water damage requires five steps.
Step 1: Stop the Source of Water Ingress
Burst hot water tanks or pressurized water lines are the most common causes of water damage emergencies. For immediate water flow stopping and preventing further damage, it is critical to locate your shutoffs now.
It is common for floods to occur when storms drain into the interior. You can divert stormwater away from your house by blocking or damming the water run and by ditching. However, backups in sewer lines are the leading cause of flooding. Professionals should tackle this issue.
Step 2: Think Safety
By snapping circuit breakers or unplugging devices, turn off all electrical sources in the damaged area. Electrical shocks from flooded homes are easy to cause due to water’s excellent conductivity. Protect curious children from standing water by making sure they are away from it. Other areas may also pose a risk to pets, so they must be controlled.
Step 3: Protect Your Possessions
Take furniture, boxes, and other valuable items out of the floodwater. When articles get wet, mold develops quickly, which is the first sign of rot. Your most valuable items should be taken to a place of safety where warm, moving air will start drying them. Don’t worry about them if you do not want carpeting, baseboards, or door moldings. Instead, protect your most important possessions. You can replace other items if you wish.
Step 4: Contact Your Insurance Company
Getting in touch with your insurance company and finding out how they’ll handle flood removal and restoration is the next practical step. Water damage restoration experts are available to insurance companies and can be called upon in an emergency. However, your insurance policy may be compromised, and you may have to pay additional expenses if you try to handle water removal and restoration yourself.
Step 5: Work With the Professionals
The floodwater can be removed, and the drying process can begin by working with a loss restoration professional. Restoration professionals use pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers to remove floodwater and associated humidity. However, as a homeowner, you may not be able to find trapped residual water because moisture detectors, hygrometers, and remote cameras are also available. As a result, you will suffer from the effects of stagnant water behind walls and in tight spaces for years to come.
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