Having water damage in your home can make it impossible to live in. By its very nature water will seep into every surface it meets, causing damage that can invite dangerous health issues like the growth of toxic mold. In turn, mold damage can cause further damage and lead to structural rot in your residential or commercial property. Water damage happens for all sorts of reasons, whether it is a flood, overflow, sewer, or water back up or even possibly from storm related damage. When you see any sort of water in your home, the first step is to find the source of the water flow and stop it. For example, if the water damage is because of a broken pipe, it is important to immediately find and shut off the water main. While water damage events could be very daunting, there are some tips that may help ease you be better prepared:
Understand Your Policy
First, it is important that you understand your policy. All policies are different, and every policy puts a limit on how much money can be paid out from the insurance company towards a claim. It is important to understand exactly what type of damage is covered by your policy and if you have any sort of deductible to pay first so that you are better prepared.
Next, it can be helpful to investigate supplemental insurance, such as flood insurance. If you live in an area that is prone to getting floods it would be very important to have flood insurance. Typically, flooding damage is not covered on a regular homeowner’s insurance policy.
When disaster strikes, it is hard to think of every small detail. Starting and keeping a home inventory in advance is a smart idea. This would help you know exactly what you have and how much it is worth.
The sad fact is that once a home or business owner finds water damage in their property, the damage has already been done. A. Molly’s water damage specialists are equipped with the latest tools in the restoration industry to thoroughly extract all of the water and restore your property back to its original condition. At A. Molly, we will be with you through every part of the process including the water extraction, water restoration, and many other Fairfield water damage services that are fitted to your situation. We use all available water removal techniques to give you the best residential or commercial property restoration. When you call we will be on our way in 60 minutes or less! We will arrive quickly and prepared to start mitigating the damage right away.