2.dry the area out
1.Get the water out
What is water mitigation? Water mitigation is a fancy word for the water removal and drying out process. Our water damage experts work quickly to reduce &/or prevent the amount of water damage your home or office experiences after a flood.
My house is flooded! Should I call my insurance company first? No. Your insurance company would prefer you call a water damage restoration company to begin the mitigation process as soon as possible. Time is of the essence when water has invaded your home. The faster our team arrives, the more water damage we can prevent. You will still need to contact your insurance company to make a claim, but you should not wait for an adjuster to arrive before calling in a professional water restoration company to fix your water damage.
How does the water restoration process work? When our team arrives, we assess the situation and begin removing any standing water or sewage from the property. We then evaluate the damage and moisture levels in the affected areas to determine if the drywall, flooring, molding, and any other affected property needs to be removed or dried. We then set up fans, dehumidifiers and air cleaners to obtain the proper moisture level in the home.
How much is it going to cost?/Does my insurance cover any of the cost? The cost of water damage cleanup depends on the size of the flooded area and amount of time needed to mitigate the problem. If your insurance policy covers water damage restoration, you are typically only responsible for the deductible. We work with all insurance companies to help facilitate the process of filing your claim and getting you on your way to full restoration. When done properly, fixing water damage can take several days using various equipment and many man-hours to complete. All of this contributes to the varying costs.
What are the major causes of water damage? The most common causes of water damage in your home or business are... *Natural disaster - Deep freeze causing burst pipes) *faulty plumbing *water heaters *sump pump failure *leaks from appliances (dishwashers, toilets, garbage disposals, washer, etc.) *storm drain backup *ice dams/leaky roofs