When you’re overwhelmed with water damage, you may not know where to start. So we’ve put together an additional five tips to deal with water damage in continuation from our blog last month.
Take Immediate Action
The longer water is left to sit, the more contaminated and dangerous it becomes. The clock doesn’t stop just because your home has suffered from water damage, unfortunately, so don’t let much time pass before you call the restoration company!
Grab Any Valuables
If there are any valuables you can salvage before the water touches them (or even after) move them to the top of the house (if applicable) or outside the home. If they’ve already been affected by the water damage, you can begin drying them out.
Exit the Home
It safest to exit as soon as possible to protect your health and the health of your family. Let the professionals begin removing the water and drying out the home.
Look Through Your Insurance Policy
If you haven’t already, get to know your insurance policy. Knowing your coverage can help tremendously when going to make your claim. Sometimes insurance policies don’t cover all kinds of water damage - so make sure to read, reread, and even have someone read through your policy with you.
Most of All, Be Careful
You can never take too much caution when it comes to any kind of damage - so be careful with whatever you choose to do in and around your home. Be careful around electronics, as they can drastically jeopardize your health if they’re turned on and are submerged or around water. Take caution with your health, especially, because the water can become instantly contaminated (depending on what caused the water damage in the first place). Lastly, be careful with your documentation - be sure to document every piece of damage, take lots of pictures, etc.