What to Expect When You Have Water Damage

Whether the water damage has occurred from a pipe burst, a backed up drain, or from a flood, it cannot be ignored. We know water damage is stressful and dealing with is not ideal. However, the more you know about water damage, the easier it will be for you to handle.

Here are three things every homeowner should keep in mind if they ever have to deal with water damage:

Act quickly

When your home has been damaged by water, there is no time to sit and wait to start the cleanup process. A quick response can save you money and prevent additional repair costs. Waiting too long can result in mold growth. Mold spores need moisture to grow, and water-damaged carpet or drywall is a perfect place for them to grow. To prevent mold growth your damaged property will need to be dried with a 48-hour window.

Notify your insurance

It is a good idea to call your insurance company when you discover any water damage. They can begin the claims process quickly. The insurance agent should also be able to guide you through the first steps that you need to take to protect your property from even more damage.

Call water restoration professionals

The mitigation and drying process should begin as quickly as possible, so be sure to call a water damage restoration company as soon as you can. Once water restoration professionals arrive, they will begin by locating the source of the water flow. The technicians will take every necessary step to have the water removed and dry everything that damaged by water.

Want to be sure that the water restoration professionals you call are doing the work the right way? Call Hays + Sons, and you can rest assure that our water restoration technicians will take care of the water damage.

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