What To Do After Water Damage
Five Things you need to do after water damage or a flood
Your home has suffered water damage after a flood, now what? If you’re unsure of what to do after a flood, Contents Mobile Restoration can help. Here are the first five steps to help you minimize the risk of further damage, combat existing damage, and start the path towards water damage restoration.
Have you Suffered Water Damage?
Make Sure Your Home is Safe
When a flood or extensive water exposure has caused damage to your home, you should do everything possible to avoid more risk. Have your home checked for visible structural damage, such as cracks and holes, before you consider entering the dwelling and causing more harm. If you notice damage to your water, gas or electric lines, be sure to immediately contact the appropriate utility company.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Not all homeowner’s policies include flood damage coverage. Immediately contact your personal insurance agent to discuss your options. They’ll go over the damage with you and help determine the extent of your coverage. They’ll also advise you on whether or not to wait for an inspection before starting the flood restoration process.
Remove any Standing Water
Once your home has been deemed safe and you’ve talked to your insurance company, begin to remove any remaining standing water from your home. Using a sump pump is the fastest way to remove additional water from your home, and most can be bought from a home supply stores for a few hundred dollars. Before you begin the removal process, open all doors and windows to allow air to circulate and begin drying out your space.
Remove Wet Contents
It’s easy for mold to grow when your home has been subjected to water or flood damage. Minimize the risk by removing all wet carpeting and bedding from your home. Be sure to photograph any wet contents that you remove and report the items to your insurance company. Once they’ve been removed, you can start cleaning your surfaces with a non-ammonia detergent or a disinfectant with a 10% bleach solution.
Call a Restoration Company
A restoration company like Contents Mobile Restoration can help get your life back on track fast after you’ve suffered from flood damage. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can mitigate any damage your home has suffered. We’ll work directly with your insurance to simplify the process. You can trust our restoration professionals to inspect the property, extract any additional standing water and dry and dehumidify the space. We’ll also help you clean and sanitize your surfaces to ensure you don’t miss a thing and risk mold growth.
Need More Guidance?
Still don’t know what to do after you have suffered water damage? Feel free to contact Contents Mobile Restoration with any additional questions or concerns regarding your net steps. We’d be happy to help you in any way we can!