Oh no! What should I do first with water damage in my home?
Thirty-five inches of rain in the Houston Metro Area from Tropical Storm Imelda? Wow. So what should you do first when your home experiences water damage? ServiceMaster Recovery by CGI Restoration has the answers to get you started on your path to restoration.
- First, don’t panic. The damage may seem severe, but a certified water damage restoration company can repair your property to its pre-loss condition.
- Homeowners should be aware of some basic rules for the immediate aftermath of an emergency water damage event like Imelda.
- Call ServiceMaster Recovery by CGI Restoration right away. Even if the water drains away on its own, it will leave behind a dangerous mess that only an experienced water damage technician can remediate.
You woke up to water dripping from your ceiling, or you found water pooling around your front door. Perhaps it’s even worse – there’s standing water. Safety first!
Don’t walk in any standing water, especially if you think it might have reached electrical outlets, wires on the floor (like power strips), or appliances. If you can reach the circuit breaker for the affected area, shut off the electricity. We recommend leaving the house if you aren’t sure of the extent of the damage; wait for an experienced water damage technician to come and assess the situation.
Water will continue to wreak havoc on your property until someone removes the water and dries out the structure. Not only will water damage critical structures in your home, it will also lead to the development of dangerous mold growth within a day or two. Protect the health of your family by not hesitating to call.
Making an insurance claim due to water damage can be a tricky process. ServiceMaster Recovery by CGI Restoration helps out home and business owners in Dayton, TX, and surrounding areas with that. We’ll work directly with your insurance provider and takes steps to ensure you are getting the biggest payout possible for your claim. Unlike some other local restoration companies, we pride ourselves in putting our customers first – not the insurance carriers.
Don’t wait long to contact us to start your water damage remediation, especially if you plan on filing an insurance claim. Policies don’t cover “gradual” damage, and most companies require you hire an experienced, IICRC-certified restoration company to perform the work. All of the technicians at ServiceMaster Recovery by CGI Restoration are certified by the nationally recognized association called the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. We’ve had extensive training in all of the issues surrounding water damage restoration. We also have specialized equipment to get you back to normal life as soon as possible.