Quick tips if you’re in a Water Damage Emergency

Quick Tips if You’re in a Water Damage Emergency

When a water damage disaster occurs in your home, the 1st and most overlooked thing is safety and the correct sequence of what you should do. Below is a short, fast and easy to follow checklist for you to refer to:

  1. Contact your insurance carrier right away.
  2. Your safety is of primary concern – stay clear of any damaged areas.
  3. If safely possible, move furniture or other items of value to an unaffected area of your home to prevent further damage to them.
  4. Make a list of everything that has been damaged or destroyed for your insurance adjuster. Take pictures or movies of the damage sustained.
  5. Do not try to clean damaged items. Cleaning damaged items without the proper equipment can do more harm than good.
  6. Do not make any permanent repairs or replacements until your insurance company has seen the damage and are able to make their assessments.
  7. Save all receipts of any temporary necessary (for safety reason) repairs that are made. They may be forwarded to your insurance company for repayment.

This can be a hectic event, but by following this simple order of actions, everything will be back to normal in a more organized way.