Flooded Basement? Water Damage? Broken Pipe? | Take Steps NOW to Prevent Further Damage!
When it comes to water damage in your home, you just don’t have the luxury of sitting back and “thinking” about what to do. The longer you wait, the more damage it will do to your home and the more health problems it will cause for you and your family.
Time Is Not On Your Side
Simply put, time is not on your side, and you need to take action… fast! Cleaning it up quickly will restore your property and protect your health.
Most insurance policies require that you do so within 48 hours.
This is because molds can begin growing within 24 to 48 hours of a water event. Stopping the flow of water and drying out materials as soon as possible reduces the potential for mold growth. Every delay is only going to make matters worse. Water damage claims that include active mold growth involve significantly higher costs than water damage claims without mold. Most of the damages can be minimized thereby reducing major expenses, by quick and timely action.
Steps You Must Take NOW to Prevent Further Damage!
- If a pipe, water heater or appliance is broken and leaking, locate shutoff valve and shut off water to house. This will prevent more water entering the house.
- AVOID HAZARDS! Be extremely careful of the deadly combination of water and electricity. Also, be cautious of slippery wet carpets and floors. Stay away from Raw Sewage backups, which contain nasty bacteria and can be harmful to your health.
- CALL 612-331-4454 for 24 Hour Emergency Services, from our IICRC Certified Water Damage experts. We’ll get your home clean and dry as fast as possible, to return your life to normal!
- Prevent Further Damage – Wood furniture will leave permanent stains in carpet, so move it to an unaffected area if possible, or put foil under the legs until we arrive!
Don’t Gamble With Your Home and Family’s Health!
Water Damage Restoration is a complex process. An inexperienced company that rushes through the job can cause more harm than good by drying the surface of your structure while leaving moisture trapped inside the walls and floors. This can lead to microbial growth that can adversely affect your health and that of your family.