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When To Hire A Water Damage Specialist

Jul 16, 2008
When your home has sustained substantial water damage because of natural disaster flooding or because of faulty plumbing, it is a situation that needs attention as quickly as you can get some. When the home has been flooded by several inches or more of water, time is of the essence when it comes to cleaning it up and drying it out. You may be in such shock and disbelief that you really do not know what to do. The first item on the agenda after the water has stooped flooding your house is to contact your insurance company. When you are sure whether or not you are covered by your policy, then you will better know what to do next.

If you are covered for the flood, then your insurance company will likely send someone out to access the damage and get a qualified company to make the repairs. If you are not covered by your insurance policy, then you will be on your own. If you find yourself in this position, there are some serious issues you need to consider.

If your flooding is due to a plumbing break and the water level is not serious, then you might be able to clean up most of the mess yourself, but drying out hardwood floors and preventing mold growth may not be something you can achieve alone. You should seriously consider hiring a professional to examine your home and give you recommendations as to what else needs to be done after the water has been removed.

If your home has been flooded badly because of a natural disaster of some sort and your insurance does not cover you, it is still almost certain you will need professional help. If you can not afford to hire a water damage professional to repair the damage to the home, you might look into getting government help. There are sometimes funds available to help pay for the clean up when you are not insured.

When you do hire a water damage company to repair your home, if the insurance company does not hire them for you, you will need to check their credentials to make sure they are licensed and insured. Do a background check with the Better Business Bureau to see if they have any bad marks or unsatisfied customers in their history. Never let anyone work on your home if they can not meet theses requirements.
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