Steps to Take after Water Damage Part II
Call your Insurance Company
- Your insurance will vary depending on what policies you have. The insurance company will send an adjuster to assess the damage and determine if it is a covered loss. Make sure to document the values of your belongings and take photos before, during, and after cleanup. This will help the adjuster when they are able to come to assess the damage. They might even suggest a restoration company like SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio that can help you with the cleanup and restoration process.
- Determine what is salvageable and throw away anything that is too damaged or no longer safe to use. Be aware that you may need to remove flooring, drywall, and insulation to prevent mold and mildew from spreading in your home or business. Furniture may also need to be dried out, cleaned or thrown away depending on the level of water damage. SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio has helped many clients and we are highly-trained and certified in water and mold remediation.
- Mold can begin developing after the first 24 hours of a flood, and once it has started growing it can be difficult to remove. The quicker you remove items from water and begin drying them, the less likely they are to be lost to mold, but it’s always best to err on the side of caution and have a professional assess the situation. In the event of mold, SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio can assist you in the removal and restoration of your home to a safe and healthy condition.
- The aftermath of water damage in your home from flooding can typically take the longest amount of time. Flooring often needs to be replaced, walls need to be restored, broken possessions are often in need of repair, etc.
If you are unsure about what your first steps for home repairs should be when your house floods, then SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio specializes in water damage restoration and flood or natural disaster repairs.
SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
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