Here is some worthwhile advice for water damage claims for homes and businesses.
Water damage has the potential to be extremely costly. Not only is it a mess to clean up, water can damage everything from carpets, furniture, and personal belongings to the building itself including electrical systems, flooring, walls, baseboards, insulation, ceilings, support systems, and much more. Let’s not forget another unpleasant side effect: mold. Use the checklist below to make sure that your water damage claim is as accurate and complete as possible.
- Mitigate the damage (preliminary mitigation steps) – As soon as it is safe and reasonable to do so, take proactive steps to stop the flow of water. Whether by turning off the main water valve or covering a broken window with a sheet of plywood, the sooner you can stop water from pouring in, the better. Snap a couple of photos of any standing water before promptly diverting it out of the building to the best of…
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