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Water Damage Mishaps
With fall in our midst, the weather is constantly changing. Blizzard one day, sunny and clear the next. With all of this change constantly occurring, there is a high risk for flooding. Flooding is a probably almost all year round in the northern states. Here are four common mistakes made by homemakers dealing with this situation.
Not acting right away. No matter what you were trying to do, if you notice water damage occurring in the home, you must at least call someone right away. You must attempt to shut off the water, call a restoration company, and maybe even try to start getting rid of items in the room. Keep in mind, water damage can turn to mold damage in as little as 48-72 hours!
Being unaware of the shutoff points. You MUST know where these valves are. It is extremely important in a situation like this – that you know where these things are. If you don’t think you will be able to remember, write it down somewhere, store it in your phone, just make sure you have it!
There is such a thing as making too much of an effort. Don’t get me wrong, you can feel free to move any furniture out of the room to avoid further destruction of the property. BUT, with all of the damage that can happen, seeping into your walls and floors, there is much more than meets the eye. If you put too much effort into it, the water restoration professionals may have a harder time evaluating the area.
Contacting a non-certified company is another big NO. Hiring a non-certified company is almost asking for trouble. Certified professionals are trained and know what they are doing. Hiring a non-certified company could mean that you are letting some yoo-hoo who doesn’t know what they are doing in to your home, and this could create an even bigger problem. In any situation dealing with water damage, your best bet will always be to call certified water restoration professionals.