Water damage requires prompt treatment if long term problems are to be avoided, so making the correct judgment calls early on is imperative
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) July 20, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on making the right decisions in the hours and days following a water or flood damage event. Water damage requires prompt treatment if long term problems are to be avoided, so making the correct judgment calls early on is imperative.
For starters, the affected area should be stabilized to prevent any more water from coming in. This may include blocking off a leak, repairing a damaged pipe, or shutting off the water supply at the source. Doing so prevent the damage from spreading and becoming even worse. Many insurance companies also require that this step be taken before they will process any sort of claim involving damage by water.
Any items that are dry or untouched should be taken elsewhere to prevent them from becoming damaged or becoming a target for mold. This is especially true for photographs, artwork, and books which may require specialized treatment if they become waterlogged.
A water damage restoration professional should also be called in to repair the damage and restore the property to its pre loss condition. This is also a company that should be secured early on, before there is even any threat of water damage occurring. The reason is simple, property owners need to be able to call someone immediately, and taking time to comparison shop or chase down possible leads to secure a provider only allows the water to sit for an extended period of time. The inevitable result is more damage to the property as well as the proliferation of additional problems such as mold.
Take the time to research water restoration providers in the area, choosing one that is Clean Trust certified, available 24/7, who offers a complete range of restoration services from water extraction to structural repair, as well as offers a guarantee on all work performed. Having this information ahead of time will prove invaluable once a flood or other water related problem occurs.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the country, with service in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is completely guaranteed.