When you discover water damage in your home, it can be heartbreaking. In the moment, you may not know where the water is coming from, how you can stop it, and just how much damage there will be. Thankfully, you can turn to RestorePro Inc for help. Since 1997, we have been helping our local Massachusetts home and business owners with their fire, water, and mold problems.
One of the most common problems that a property owner might face is water damage. It can come at any time, from a variety of sources, and there is very little that you can do to prevent it. However, a little planning can help to reduce your risk and minimize the damage that water can do.
Before you experience any type of flood or leak, make sure you understand your insurance coverage. Most policies don’t cover flood damage, so if you are located in a flood plain it’s a good idea to add separate coverage.
It is also important to understand and reduce your risk. If you are vulnerable to flooding, you might be able to protect yourself. Spending a little bit of time and money to improve drainage and divert water from problem areas can save a lot of trouble and expense later on. If you have an older house, it might be a good idea to have your roof and plumbing inspected as well.
Another step that you should take is to create an emergency file. Gather paperwork such as insurance documents, financial information, and copies of important personal records. You might want to take an inventory of your belongings and include photos or serial numbers. If you do experience a disaster, you will have your documents handy in a hurry.
For basements that are prone to flooding, it is a good idea to make sure your possessions are stored in a waterproof container. Another option is to keep everything that can be damaged above the floor by using shelves and hanging containers.
Hopefully, taking these steps will help to reduce your risk. If you do have flooding or a water leak in your home, our team is standing by to help you get things put back right again. We use specialized equipment to make sure everything is thoroughly dried, including pumps, vacuums, and dehumidifiers. Anything that cannot be restored is them removed. Materials and belongings that can be repaired may be taken to another location, or they may be restored in your own home. We work closely with you and your insurance company to determine how to treat different things.
When you experience a flood, fire, or other disaster at your home or business, you know that you can rely on the experts at RestorePro Inc. Our highly trained team is always on call to help you get your home back to pre-event condition. When you need someone you can count on, call us at 1-800-847-0114 any time 24 hours a day.