What should I do if my home has water damage, Westchester County New York

What should I do if my home has water damage

home has water damage

Home has water damage

Left untreated, water can do significant damage, particularly if it seeps into the sub-floor or other areas. Here are some things you can do if your home has water damage.

  • If water continues to leak, identify the source and stop it if you can. Water that has been leaking for a long period of time undetected can lead to mold, which will lead to a mold removal service needing to be called.
  • If the water is coming from a burst or leaking pipe, turn off the water at the source. Immediately call your insurance company and a plumber.
  • If water is coming in through the roof or broken windows, cover to prevent additional damage. A tarp or plywood works well. Your insurance company may be able to call someone to do this for you.

Protect your home and belongings from additional damage:

  • Move wet items to drier areas. Try to dry things as quickly as possible, if books are wet and valuable they can be frozen and handled by a professional later.
  • Place aluminum foil, coasters, or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting. This keeps the lacquers on the furniture legs from staining the carpet.
  • Save damaged items and any parts you may need to replace-the adjuster may want to see them.
  • Do not use electrical equipment or appliances while standing on wet carpet or floors, and never use electrical equipment that has been damaged even if you are on dry flooring.
  • Keep a list of temporary repairs you make. SAVE THE RECEIPTS.
  • Save all claim-related receipts.
2016-12-18T23:25:16+00:00 January 28th, 2012|Blog|
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