8 THINGS YOU MUST DO IF YOUR HOME HAS WATER DAMAGE
Water damage can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Not only can it cause extensive damage to your home, but it can also be a health hazard. If your home has been affected by water damage, it is important to take immediate action to minimize damage and protect your health and safety. Here are some steps to take if your house has water damage:
- Stay safe: If there is any potential danger, such as a gas leak or live electrical wires, evacuate immediately and call for help.
- Document damage: Take photos and videos of the damage for insurance purposes. This will be important when filing a claim with your insurance company.
- Contact your insurance company: Notify them of the water damage and follow their instructions for filing a claim. They may send an adjuster to assess the damage and provide guidance on the next steps.
- Remove the water: Use a pump or wet/dry vacuum to remove as much water as possible. If the water is contaminated, such as from a sewage line, do not attempt to remove it yourself give us a call at Dansel Restoration instead.
- Dry out the space: Use fans and dehumidifiers to remove moisture and dry the affected area. This is crucial to prevent the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause health problems and further damage to your home.
- Clean and disinfect: Flood waters can contain bacteria and other contaminants, so it is important to thoroughly clean and disinfect all affected surfaces. Use a solution of water and bleach or other disinfectant recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Keep records: Keep track of any expenses related to the water damage, including repairs, cleaning, and temporary housing. This will be important for your insurance claim and any tax deductions you may be eligible for.
- Seek professional help: If the damage is severe, it is best to contact us at Dansel Restoration to properly assess and repair the damage. We will have the necessary equipment and expertise to safely and effectively restore your home.
Water damage can be overwhelming, but taking quick and decisive action can help minimize the damage and get your home back to normal. Remember to stay safe, document the damage, contact your insurance company, remove water, dry out the space, clean and disinfect, keep records, and give us a call so we can help immediately.