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How to Handle a Water Damage Emergency

12/25/2020 (Permalink)

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Uncontrolled water has the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage to your structure and contents. Water damage is one of the most serious emergencies that can happen in your home - that is why it is essential to be prepared in case of an emergency.

Here are 5 Main Steps for Handling a Water Damage Emergency

Stop the Source

Most often a water damage emergency comes from a burst hot water tank or a water line. It is imperative that you know where your shutoffs are located so that you are able to control the water flow before the damage worsens.

Safety, Safety, Safety

Water is an excellent electrical conductor and a flooded home could easily deliver a serious shock. Ensure your loved ones (including pets) are away from any standing water. In addition to shutting off the water, you'll water to shut off all electrical sources in the damaged area.

Protect Your Precious Valuables

Remove or raise furniture, boxes, and other valuables from the affected area. Items that become water-soaked quickly begin to get moldy, which can cause additional issues. Move your highest risk valuables out to safety as soon as possible.

Contact Your Insurance Company

Insurance companies have professionals who specialize in water damage restoration and will give you insight on how to approach water removal and flood restoration. Be aware of your policies - attempting to remediate the circumstances yourself may void the policy.

Work with SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen

The team at SERVPRO of Chaska/Chanhassen are specialists in water damage repair and restoration and as a Minnesota licensed General Contractor we are also able to complete any repairs that may be needed in your home and business.

We understand that every water damage is different.  The source of the water- flooding, sewer back ups, broken pipes can affect the clean up efforts as well as the location of where it happened - in a bathroom, finished basement, kitchen etc.  Our team of specialists are able to quickly diagnosis, scope and then begin water mitigation efforts in as little as an hour after a customer calls us.

If not professionally dealt with, uncontrolled water can cause thousands of dollars in damages to your structure and items. Following these five steps can prevent that grief.

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