Navigating Through the Aftermath - Water Damage Recovery Essentials

Water damage in your home can be a daunting experience, disrupting the comfort and safety of your living space. At RestorePro, a locally owned and operated business since 1997, we’ve been guiding homeowners in Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire through the recovery process, ensuring a swift return to normalcy. Understanding the immediate steps to take—and what to avoid—can significantly impact the restoration process. Here are the essential do’s and don’ts after experiencing water damage in your home.


  • Act Quickly: Time is of the essence. Contacting a professional restoration service like RestorePro immediately can help mitigate the damage and prevent mold growth.
  • Turn Off the Water Source: If possible, stop the water at its source to prevent further damage. This could mean turning off the main water supply to your home.
  • Document the Damage: Take photos and videos of the affected area and any damaged property before cleanup or repairs begin. This documentation is crucial for insurance claims.
  • Use Caution: Be aware of potential hazards, such as electrical risks and contaminated water. Ensure your safety and that of your family by avoiding the affected area until professionals arrive.
  • Ventilate Affected Areas: If it’s safe, increase airflow with fans and open windows. This can help begin the drying process and reduce humidity levels.


  • Don’t Delay Cleanup: Waiting to address water damage can lead to structural issues and mold. Prompt action is necessary for effective restoration.
  • Don’t Use Electrical Appliances: Avoid using electrical appliances in or near affected areas to prevent electrocution or further damage.
  • Don’t Handle Contaminated Water: Water from floods or sewage backups can contain harmful bacteria and pathogens. Avoid contact and wait for professionals to handle the cleanup.
  • Don’t Attempt DIY Repairs: While it may be tempting to start repairs on your own, improper techniques can exacerbate the damage. Rely on the expertise of restoration professionals.
  • Don’t Forget to Contact Your Insurance: Reporting the damage to your insurance company as soon as possible is critical. Provide them with the documentation you’ve collected.

At RestorePro, we understand the stress and uncertainty that comes with water damage. We’re dedicated to not just restoring homes but also providing peace of mind. Our team is equipped with the knowledge, tools, and compassion needed to navigate through these challenging times. We’re here to support you from the initial assessment through to the final touches of restoration, ensuring your home is safe, healthy, and comfortable once again.

For more information on how we can assist with water damage in your home, visit our website at, connect with us on Facebook at, or call us directly at 800-847-0114. Let us help you restore not just your property, but your peace of mind.

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