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- August 7, 2016
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Emergency Water Damage Dauphin County Pa
Homeowners in Harrisburg, Pa are no strangers to flooding, so what happens when you need immediate assistance with emergency water damage? The most important thing to remember is that time is of the essence- waiting to repair initial damage could lead to more extensive water damage to your home. As soon as the damage is discovered, you must assess the situation, call a professional, and report the damage to your homeowner’s insurance company. After you schedule an appointment to have a professional water removal company take care of the problem, try to keep the damage from going any further by removing as much water as possible yourself until they get there. Be sure to exercise caution during this process so that you don’t put yourself in danger.
The first thing you will need to do is try to determine the cause of the water damage, what areas of your home have sustained damage, and how long it has been since you first noticed signs of water in your home. Having the answers to these questions will make your phone calls to both the water removal specialists and your homeowner’s insurance companies go smoothly. It’s important to remember that only certain types of water damage may be covered in your insurance policy so in some cases, the restoration fees may need to be paid for out of pocket.
After these important phone calls have been made, you can attempt to stop further damage on your own while you wait for the water removal professionals to arrive. The first thing you should do is disconnect the power from the damaged rooms. It is very important that you never enter a room with standing water that has not had the power disconnected; doing so will increase your risk of electrocution. When you are certain that the power has been disconnected, you can enter the room and try to remove as many items as possible to stop further water damage to your belongings. After you have removed the items, try to get as much water off the floor as you can by using towels or mops and buckets.
These steps won’t fix the water damage that has already occurred but they can help to alleviate the problem until the professionals arrive.
Emergency water damage can be a scary situation but by staying calm and acting quickly, you can minimize the damage to your home.
Call Servicemaster of Greater Harrisburg & West Shore your Emergency Water Damage Dauphin County Pa specialist.