Immediate Water Damage Tips

When it comes to flood damage, what you don’t know can hurt you, in fact, it can hurt you very badly. Water damage can can be cause for an increase of insurance rates, a decrease in home and property value, and can lead to serious health problems if not handled properly.

Remember, time cannot be wasted. It is important to choose a company that handles flood restoration immediately. Be sure to choose someone that has knowledge, experience, and is trusted by your community. They will do all the “dirty work” for you and leave you the time to focus on other matters. Mold and mildew can begin growing in as little as 24 hours so don’t wait to call. You may want to remove furniture and other items from flooded areas, even if they are not in direct contact with the water. Even after the water is extracted, humidity levels will still be higher than normal which can damage furniture and textiles. Be sure to choose a reputable company for your New Jersey restorations.

Additionally, make sure you report the damages to your insurance provider. Extreme water damage will likely require financial support from your insurance, so try not to leave any details out of your claim. Remember that you will not be able to save all of the damaged items in your home, including those with the most value to you. If you doubt whether or not something is okay to keep, it is probably best to get rid of it. Water restoration experts will be able to assist you in learning which items can be cleaned and saved and which are best to toss. Don’t forget that flooding changes the air quality, which can cause damages to the entire structure of your home. High levels of humidity can destroy drywall, upholstery, and hardwood flooring.

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