Water Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Water Damage Can Be Costly for Coral Springs Homeowners

Whether your home has flooded or you have a pipe leak in your Coral Springs home, having to consider the expenses of repairs and replacement for structures and possessions can be stressful and overwhelming. This is why SERVPRO provides extensive resources for acquiring rapid mitigation: so you can develop a plan and tackle the damage head-on with the help of experienced professionals.

What Does Home Insurance Cover?

Coral Springs homeowners know the first step to mitigating a disaster of any size is to contact their insurance provider to begin the claims process as soon as possible. However, some types of water damage are more likely to get your claim approved than others.

These include:

? Sewer backups
? Floods
? Sudden pipe breaks or discharges
? Storm-related water damage

Maintaining Your Home

Slow, long-term water damage claims may be denied if it is ruled to be due to neglecting to maintain your home. Take care to inspect structures and appliances in these locations:

? Kitchen. Check sinks, dishwashers, and refrigerators.
? Utility Room. Drain your water heater tank once or twice a year.
? Laundry Room. Inspect washing machines and utility sinks regularly.

Look for signs of gradual damage around your property, like loose flashing, mold, and shoddy repairs that may have allowed water into your home. Stay diligent with home repairs and damage prevention measures to increase the chances of getting your claim approved.

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (954) 973-4130

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.