Discovering Water Damage In Your Home

Water damage in kitchen

Discovering Water Damage In Your Home

If you discover significant water damage in your home, contacting a Restoration Specialist as soon as possible is a critical first step to ensure the best outcome for restoring your home. Upon initial discovery of water, there are several key steps you as the homeowner can take to help reduce permanent damage until professionals arrive. These steps include:


Identify and Stop the Source:

Immediately locate the source of the water and stop it if possible. This might involve turning off the main water supply or addressing a leak.


Ensure Safety:

Ensure the area is safe to enter. Water can create hazards like electrical risks or structural instability. Turn off electricity in the affected areas if necessary.


Remove as Much Water as You Can:

Use wet/dry vacuums, or mops to remove standing water. The quicker you can remove the water, the less damage it will cause.


Dry the Area:

If you have them available, use fans and dehumidifiers, and open windows to thoroughly dry the affected area. This helps prevent mold and further damage.


Assess Damage:

Inspect the extent of the damage to walls, floors, furniture, and other belongings. Take pictures and document everything for insurance purposes.


Clean and Disinfect:

Clean and disinfect any accessible affected areas to prevent mold and bacteria growth.


Notify Insurance:

Contact your insurance company to report the damage and start the claims process. Provide them with documentation and photos of the damage.  A reputable restoration contractor will be able to assist you with this step and getting them involved early ensures that nothing is missed during the claims process.


By taking these steps promptly, you can minimize the damage and the risk of mold and other complications.


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