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AUGUST 2017

Steps for Water Damage Restoration after a Flood

A home can be flooded for various reason. A water pipe breakage, a sewage back up into the home, or even a storm or other natural disaster can cause a home to be flooded. In these cases, actions must be taken immediately to prevent further damage to the home. There are important steps to follow for Water Damage Restoration to get a home back to normal.

Step One

The first step is to stop the flow of water into the home. If it is a line break or sewage back up, turning off the main water valve can minimize the amount of water that floods the home. In cases of storms or natural flooding, it may be impossible to stop water from entering the home. The most important aspect in these situations is to ensure one's family is safe from harm.

Step Two

The next step is a safety precaution before any work should start. After the water stops, if there is any possibility that the water has come into contact with electricity, it may be a good idea to shut off the electricity to the home. This can be done by switching off the main breaker or contacting the electric company if access to the breaker box is blocked by the flooding.

The next step is to call a qualified and reputable flood damage restoration company immediately before mold has a chance to set in, which can add an exponential amount of cost to restoration. At PlumbSmart we specialize in Water Damage Restoration. It cannot be overstated how critical it is to quickly and completely tear out any damaged drywall and begin the drying process. PlumbSmart is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays and will be there in minutes to secure your family's possesions, begin water abatement and set up equipment to completely dry out the affected area. This need to be done as soon as possible to limit the damage to the home. Mold can begin to grow in as little as 48 hours after exposure to water.

We work with all insurance companies and can assist you with processing your homeowner's insurance claim and we'll even cover the cost of your deductible to help reduce any out-of-pocket costs! For more information or to get help with Water Damage Restoration, call us anytime at (480) 654-8865 with questions or leave us a question or comment using our online form below, and don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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