Water Damage? Here’s What to Do.
Nearly 25% of homeowners are going to experience water damage in their home at some point. Water damage is one of the most common, and most costly, types of insurance claims for homeowners. So when you find water damage in your home, what can you do? Here are some do it yourself tips to use before you call for help.
Step One: Locate the Water Damage Source
Clearly, finding where the water is coming from is important. This can be tricky depending on the location. For example, ceilings with water damage are difficult to locate the source. In such a case, it’s best to call a professional immediately. Give SERVPRO® of West Bradenton / Anna Maria a call at (941) 792-7715. We are strategically located to respond quickly to your water emergency event, and can help lower the stress of insurance paperwork and processes.
Step Two: Shut Off Your Water and Electricity
If you find the source of your water damage, you may realize that it’s an internal issue (ie a pipe). Shut off your water as fast as you can to reduce any additional damage. Any electronics on the affected area should be removed. If they are too heavy or too numerous to move, turn off the electricity completely.
Step Three: Remove As Much As You Can
Once you have turned off the water and electricity, you should try to remove as many of your personal items as you can. Water damage on some items may cause them to be unsalvageable. Since heavy furniture may be difficult or impossible to move, you may qualify for a deductible with any resulting insurance claims.
What The Pros Do About Water Damage
Technicians from SERVPRO of West Bradenton / Anna Maria are trained extensively in water damage restoration of all kinds, and we are confident we can handle any water damage you have. If your Bradenton property has been damaged by water caused by flooding or water leaks, we have the experience, expertise, and equipment to restore your property properly.
Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Call us 24/7 at (941) 792-7715 for emergency services or a quote.
If you have any questions, send us a message. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.