Tips for Managing Water Damage

Water damage can become a living nightmare for homeowners and businesses alike, and, if not dealt with quickly, the effects only become grimmer. From leaky faucets to hurricanes, water damage can cause damage to buildings and human safety. Below are some tips to help mitigate the damage.

Safety First

If the water damage is substantial, it is very important that you immediately disconnect the power, unplug electronics, and move furniture and other important objects to a dry area away from the affected parts of the building. The quicker you do this, the better the outcome for everything in the flooded area. Pull up all carpets and underpadding. Carpet can sometimes be salvaged, but the underpadding will need replacement.

Avoid More Damage

Water damage should be treated with urgency. Every minute the water remains, the more damage it will produce. It is often the case that a professional service will be needed to properly remove the water and dry the affected areas. Hire a professionally licensed contractor.

Flood Insurance

As floods become more and more frequent, flood insurance is becoming increasingly vital to homeowners and businesses. It is an unfortunate fact that many people assume that their home or property insurance policies cover them when a flood occurs, only to find out after the fact that this is not so. In this way, floods have the potential to destroy not only your property but your finances as well.  

For this reason, it is crucial for homeowners and businesses to:

  • Find out if your property is in an area where floods are more likely
  • Carefully review all property insurance policies
  • If flood damage is not covered in existing policies, get covered for flood insurance

Need more information about managing water damage? Call the experts at MaintenX today!