6 Steps to take if you have Water Damage

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What steps should be taken immediately after discovering water damage in a home or business?

If you discover water damage in your home or business, you should take the following steps immediately:

  1. Shut off the water source: If the water damage is the result of a broken pipe or some other plumbing issue, turn off the main water supply to your home or business to prevent further water damage.
  2. Turn off the power: If water has come into contact with electrical outlets, appliances or other electrical systems, turn off the power source to prevent electrocution. If you’re unsure how to do this safely, call a professional electrician.
  3. Assess the damage: Check for structural damage, water saturation and potential mold growth. Do not enter any areas that seem unsafe.
  4. Call a professional: Contact a water damage restoration company immediately for cleanup services. A professional can assess the extent of the damage and take steps to prevent further damage, such as removing excess water and drying the affected area.
  5. Document the damage: Take photos and/or videos of the damage for insurance purposes. Notify your insurance company to determine what coverage is available.
  6. Remove valuables: Move any furniture, electronics, and other valuables to a dry area.

6 Steps to take if you have Water Damage

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What are some common sources of water damage in homes and businesses?

  1. Plumbing issues: Leaking or burst pipes, faulty plumbing installations, and water supply line pipes bursting can cause severe water damage to homes and businesses.
  2. Storms and floods: Heavy rains, flash floods, hurricanes, and other severe weather conditions can cause water damage to homes and commercial buildings.
  3. Sewage backup and overflow: Sewage backups and overflows can cause water damage and present health hazards.
  4. Roof leaks: Leaking roofs can cause water damage to attics, ceilings, and walls.
  5. Faulty appliances: Appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, and washing machines have plumbing lines and hoses that can burst, leak, or malfunction, causing water damage.
  6. HVAC systems: Air conditioning and heating systems can cause water damage when they leak or overflow.
  7. Foundation cracks: Cracks in the foundation of a building can allow water to enter and cause damage.
  8. Natural disasters: Water damage can occur due to natural disasters like forest fires, earthquakes, and mudslides.

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