Here’s some of the things you need to do if you have water in your in your house.
Whether it’s is caused by leaking, broken pipes or flooding, there are some things you’ll need to do to get the best outcome. First, if it’s possible stop the flow of water. If you have a water leak from broken pipes, turn your water off at the meter. Do your best to contain the water damage until help arrives.
If it’s flooding the first consideration should be the safety of you and your family. Fast rising water in a flash flood can be extremely powerful and dangerous. Get to safety as soon as possible. Check the structure of the house to make sure it safe to enter. Make sure you have a flashlight and turn off all water and electrical sources. You don’t want to mix standing water and electricity. It’s a good idea to wear waders flood waters are likely to be contaminated. Also, you’ll need a set of rubber gloves to handle all the water damaged items. Get the water out.
Make sure you document all the damage. Take pictures or videos of all the damage. You‘ll need this to when you file your claim for insurance coverage. Call your insurance agent.
Get the water out. Move out as much of the wet trash as you can. Place aluminum foil, or something that will not absorb water, under the legs of all wood furniture. Move everything that is wet out of your house onto a dry area as soon as possible.You are in a race against MOLD. Mold can develop in as little as 24 hours. The sooner you can get things dry the better.
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