Water damage can occur any time, day or night; it can be caused by broken pipes, overflown toilets, weather, and many other issues. It's hard not to panic when you see water where it shouldn't be, especially if it's deep into your basement. Most important you need to address the issue as quickly as possible to avoid further damage to your home.
Water can cause structural damage to your home, especially if it's caused from flooding. It can cause your ceilings to cave due to the weight, or your walls may begin to crack and bow, and of course, it can affect your flooring. Structural destruction can be very expensive and timely to repair. By quickly eliminating the water, you can help reduce damage to your home.
Stop Mold Growth
Treating the area with 24 hours of water exposure is essential to help prevent mold and mildew. If you begin to smell nasty odors, it could be caused from mold. Mold causes lots of different health issues, including allergies and asthma, or in severe cases can even lead to death. Avoid mold growth in your home by treating the area in a timely manner.
Turn Power Off
There is always the risk of electric shock if flooding has reached electrical outlets or appliances. Don't take the chance, turn your power off and have your home inspected, to keep yourself and your family safe.
You'll need to evaluate the damage of your personal items. Water may have damaged some things that cannot be repaired. By acting quickly you may be able to salvage and preserve your cherished possessions. Contacting a professional as soon as water is discovered can help limit damage to your home and possessions.
A good restoration company can make sure your water or wind or fire damage is fixed right and that you're out of pocket damage liability is kept to a minimum. We've helped numerous home and business owners and they and their insurance company always appreciate our surgical approach to restoration!