Water Damage Tips
Water can destroy a lot of items in your life. It can even cause damage to your home, if you're uninsured, it can cause damage to you financially, and perhaps worst of all, it can even damage the sentimental items that you can’t put a price tag on. For that reason it’s a good idea to know the causes of water damage.
However, if you cannot avoid it then it helps to know what the best first steps are once you have been victimized by it. Below are some tips on best first steps after water damage based on the experience we have had.
The first concern should be the safety of all people and animals in the affected home or area. Some of the most common causes of injury after water damage to a structure are slip hazards, and electrical shock due to careless mishandling of home appliances after water damage that could have been avoided. On this note, don’t just go about business as usual, avoid using kitchen appliances, and major electrical devices until authorities have deemed that it is safe to do so. This includes ceiling fans, lights, and televisions.
The next concern should be the cleanup process. You want to get your life back on track, so you want to get your home in order. Now depending on the severity of your damage you may need to contact the local authorities, and insurance provider, but eventually they will most likely get a SERVPRO® crew out to your location to fix it up.
Learn more about water damage, or any of the other services that we offer at SERVPRO®. If you find yourself dealing with a disaster, and need emergency repair, contact SERVPRO® of Winchester today!