When Water Damage Strikes
Water damage is something that can catch us off guard, and it’s certainly an unwelcome issue. Many times, it is due to human error, such as someone forgetting to turn off a faucet or neglecting to replace a hose with a slight leak. Sometimes, it is due to severe weather or other circumstances out of our control.
When dealing with any type of water damage situation, whether large or small, there are a few steps you can follow that will help you handle the issue:
Do as thorough an assessment as possible of all property that has sustained damages from the event. Look behind appliances, lift up carpeting, check the crawl spaces, and make sure you are using a light source that allows you to see exactly what is going on.
Take pictures of all your findings, no matter how small. Once things dry out, you will have no evidence of what has happened, and that might create a challenge when attempting to recoup losses.
Get in touch with your homeowner’s insurance company and send them all the documentation and images that you have collected. Be clear and precise, describing every instance of damage thoroughly and completely so that all records will be accurate.
Once all the information has been shared with the above entities, make arrangements to allow your property to dry out completely.
Keep us in mind here at SERVPRO of Gainesville for all your water damage needs. We’re experts at handling water damages.
You can visit our website: SERVPRO of Gainesville or call us (706)536-1010