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Water Damage and the Issues Associated with It

9/14/2017 (Permalink)


Water Damage and the Issues Associated with It

When dealing with water damage due to water in the home or water in a business, there is a myriad of additional problems that may occur, creating the need for costly repairs, and because of this, there are several critical steps that you need to take for the mitigation of damages. With water cleanup due to flood damage or a flooded home, you are always dealing with a time sensitive issue, and without addressing the situation as quickly as possible, the chances of mitigation becomes a less likely. Flood damage due to water in the home or water in the business can have a wide array of causes, many of which present their own set of challenges. A supply line break or a pipe break can often be the culprit when dealing with water in the home or water in a business, as they can be affected by factors such as inclement weather, such as freezing weather, or may also be a result of neglect over time. When dealing with a supply line break or a pipe break, water damage may actually be hidden behind a wall, making it more difficult to assess or access.

Flood damage due to water in the home or water in a business should be handled in a very specific manner in order to maximize the chances of damage mitigation, as well as to decrease the chances of inflated costs. During water cleanup, the first step that you should take is to contact your insurance company. When speaking with the insurance company, it is imperative that you detail the issues in the flooded home to the best of your ability, as this will help to assess costs, as well as keep you abreast of your responsibilities during the restoration process. Once you have contacted your insurance company about the flooded home, detailing the pertinent information, the next step you should take is to contact a restoration company that can properly handle your situation. Due to the nature of the water damage process, your insurance company should be able to recommend a restoration company in your immediate area that would best fit your situation. A restoration company is usually available 24 hours a day, as water damage is often an unexpected occurrence. It is also important to pick the proper restoration company, as depending on the state regulations, your company may not be allowed to handle additional damages to your property. In many instances, a restoration company is only contracted to remove the standing water on the property, including implementing an effective plan for drying but may not be able to restore a wall or separate obstruction that may have to be removed to assess a supply line break or a pipe break. As common as a supply line break or a pipe break may be in a flooded home, the location and severity of the break are the defining factors that regulate cost during the restoration process.

With flood damage, any items that may obstruct the company’s ability to remove the water will have to be removed and may incur additional costs to the owner of the home or business. During water cleanup, the final step in the process is drying. Drying is imperative to the overall restoration process, as improper drying may result in a myriad of additional issues. During the drying process, the company that you have chosen for restoration may bring in industrial strength pump to ensure that the process is completed quickly and efficiently. At the end of the water cleanup process, if you have taken quick action, damage mitigation should have been achieved with the flooded home.
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