Flooding is one of the most physically and emotionally stressful experiences a homeowner can experience. Whether the result of a storm’s aftermath, a burst pipe or any other source, water damage takes its toll on both home and homeowner alike. But the damage and worry don’t end when the water stops flowing in. Mold, mildew and structural damage can all result from flooding, making eliminating water a top concern.
If you wish to eliminate water and restore your house back to its previous state, you need to know where to start.
Find Where the Water Flows
The effects of water can can spread quickly throughout your home. Even if the main source of the flooding in from a pipe on the main or upper level of your home, water ca run down to the basement. Water has the ability to penetrate even the smallest cracks and crevices until it reaches the lowest part of your house, and the cleanup isn’t as simple as pumping it out your basement even if you have the correct equipment for the job.
Shut off the Water and Electric
If water is still leaking from a pipe, the first thing you should do is turn off the water source to your home. This will prevent further damage and flooding from taking place. If there is significant flooding in any area of your house, head down to the circuit breaker and switch off the electricity to the affected area.
Contact a Specialist Before Your Insurance Company
Water damage restoration is not a DIY task. It’s always best to contact a certified professional who can ensure that the affected area is completely dry, the water is cleared out and any mold is removed. Water damage restoration specialists will also repair damaged areas including drywall, ceilings floors and more.
The good news is that your insurance may cover the costs of cleanup and repair. But before you contact your insurance company, always make sure to bring in a specialist for a damage assessment and quote. If you choose our company, we will will work with our insurance company to ensure that you get the best service possible at the lowest out of pocket cost to you. We make the entire process easy for you and will handle everything the cleanup to repair and all the necessary paper.
We are available 24×7 for all emergency situations. We cover the entire Twin Cities area. For the fastest water damage restoration response, contact us today.