One of the worst nightmares of a homeowner is water damage. From a burst pipe to a flooded toilet or a natural disaster, water damage can occur in many different ways. No matter how it happened, there is pretty much one course of action you should take immediately after the water damage occurs. Here are a few of the first steps you should take when you have water damage in your home or business.
- Turn off Water – If the water damage is not due to a natural disaster, then the very first thing you need to do is turn the water off to the appliance causing the issue or the entire house. This will help to prevent more damage than what has already been done.
- Insurance – One of the very first steps should be to contact your homeowner’s or other insurance company to start a claim so that you can get the repairs started ASAP.
- Safety – You will want to keep yourself safe at all times. Before entering your home after water damage has occurred, you will want to turn off the power to the building to ensure your safety from electrocution.
- Water Damage Restoration – Water damage restoration needs to begin as soon as possible. You should not wait more that 48 hours to bring in a professional restoration company to begin restoring your home.
If you find yourself in the middle of a water damage disaster, give us a call at Davie Property Restoration. We are experienced and professional and will work quickly to protect and restore your home.