A Simple Step-By-Step Guide for Dealing with Water Damage
It’s a homeowner’s nightmare: water damage. An extensive water problem in your home can feel overwhelming.
If you’re staring at a pool of water in your home and wondering what to do next, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you start getting everything back to normal:
Call for Professional Water Damage Restoration Services ASAP
The simple fact is, the quicker you bring in professional help, the better your chances of minimizing the long-term damages and costs.
SERVPRO of Hackensack / Little Ferry is a locally owned and operated organization of highly trained technicians with the expertise and advanced technological equipment needed to clean-up and repair your water damage fast. We’re ready to respond to your emergency situation immediately, and we will oversee and document the entire process until your home is fully restored.
Check Your Insurance Coverage
Once help is on the way, check your homeowner’s insurance to see if your water damage will be covered.
You’ll want to act fast in order to make a claim. It’s also a good idea to take photos to document the evidence.
Remove Any Items You Can
When you’re dealing with water damage, don’t forget: safety first.
If it is safe to do so, remove any items you can from the affected area. It’s a good idea to gather any loose items from the floor, especially colored rugs, or other colored materials that might leave a stain. Prioritize the removal of any valuables as well as any wet items like cushions or upholstery that can be taken out to dry.
Dry Out the Damaged Area
If it is safe, start drying out the wet area.
Mops and buckets can be useful to remove excess water quickly. Also wipe down any wood or porous objects that may be more sensitive to water damage. Open windows and doors to allow maximum air circulation.
While a wet-dry vac can be a useful tool to deal with minor flooding, NEVER use a vacuum cleaner to remove excess water.
If you have a water damage emergency, the professionals of SERVPRO Hackensack / Little Ferry are available to help 24/7.
As part of the service, SERVPRO of Hackensack / Little Ferry will also help you manage the insurance paperwork process.