Restoring Your Home After It Has Sustained Water Damage

Posted on: 16 February 2022

Water has the capability of causing extensive damage to your home in a very short amount of time. This blog offers ideas that can make responding to these emergency situations easier to handle before damage restoration professionals arive. 

Stop Or Limit The Water Source When Possible

When you first notice that your home has suffered water damage, you should attempt to assess whether there is still water seeping into the home. In cases where the water damage is due to a plumbing issue, the water supply for the entire home may need to be turned off. If the damage is from a leaking roof, positioning buckets or other collectors under the leaks can limit the intrusion. While it can be easy to focus on the water damage that has already occurred, stopping the water from continuing to enter the home can greatly reduce the damage and limit the repairs that will be needed.  

Avoid Assuming That Only Major Flooding Requires Water Damage Restoration Services

Water damage restoration services make it much easier for individuals to fully restore their homes following major flooding. However, they can also be extremely useful when the house has suffered more limited water damage. When the water damage that occurs is milder, individuals may assume it is not worth the costs of hiring a professional service to restore their home. However, relatively mild water damage can still lead to large amounts of moisture seeping deep into the structure. If this moisture is not extracted, mold is likely to become a major problem for the house. A professional water damage restoration service is able to use equipment that can extract much of the moisture as well as assist with rapidly drying the damaged areas.

Document All Of The Damage The Water Caused To The Home

Thoroughly documenting the damage that the water has caused to your home can be a beneficial step to take for a couple of reasons. For example, this documentation can be critical when you are needing to file a claim with your insurance. In instances where there is a dispute over the quality of the work done by the water restoration service, this documentation can be useful for proving if some of the necessary repairs were not completed. In addition to taking photographs of the damage to the room, you should also take close-up pictures of damaged outlets, vents, or other components.

For more information on water damage restoration, contact a restoration company in your area.