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A Guide to the Water Damage Restoration Process

Written by Casey Shearns on . Posted in , , .

Most often, homeowners are not thinking of water damage until they experience it themselves. Water damage of any kind anywhere in your home can be extremely daunting, especially if you are unfamiliar with what to do. It is crucial that all homeowners have a sense of what to do in case of a water damage emergency in order to keep themselves and their homes safe. 

Follow along for tips and guidance through the water damage restoration process from the restoration experts at Soil-Away!

Step One: Safety

The first and most important step in water damage restoration is prioritizing safety. Water damage can lead to several hazards such as slip and fall, collapsing ceilings, contamination, and electrocution.  Do not take unnecessary risks. Have a safety plan. 

Step Two: Stabilize

Deal with the source of the water. Did a pipe burst? Is an appliance failing? Tree damage your roof? Stop and source of the water (if possible) so that damages don’t continue to expand. Next you need to extract water and start the drying process. 

Step Three: Contact Insurance

All homeowners’ insurance may vary, but the process remains the same. Your insurance company will send an adjuster to assess the damage and determine whether or not it is a covered loss. Make sure to document the values of each and every item you can think of and take photos before, during, and after cleanup. This will help the adjuster when they are assessing the damage. 

Step Four: Begin Restoration

Always be sure that before you begin restoration, all of the damage that occurred is adequately documented for insurance. Once this is complete, you are able to begin restorations on your home. It is recommended to start water damage restoration services ASAP. Most of the time, water damage is to be taken care of by professionals. It simply causes too much damage that the average homeowner is not able to repair. Water damage restoration specialists like the expert team at Soil-Away are the ones you want to call when you need water damage restoration assistance. 

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If you have experienced water damage in your home, it is crucial that you get in touch with the restoration specialists at Soil-Away today! For more information or to get in contact with us today, give us a call or fill out our online contact form!

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