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What to Do After Water Damage | SERVPRO of Cudahy/St. Francis

9/18/2023 (Permalink)

Pool of water sitting on top of a herringbone patterned wood floor with furniture nearby If you discover water damage in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Cudahy/St. Francis right away.

You probably don’t think about water on a daily basis, but it plays an ever-present role in our lives. When we use it our homes, it’s usually harnessed—you can turn it on and off with a turn of the faucet handle.

Sometimes, though, you can see the raw power it possesses. Think about the last time you saw the ocean, with the water ebbing and waning in sometimes impactful waves.

It can have that same effect in our homes when a water disaster occurs. You want water inside your faucets and in some appliances, but you don’t want it filling the basement due to a busted water heater, sneaking into your attic from a leaky roof or seeping through windows and doors during a heavy rain.

Do what you can to prevent these things from happening, but when water damage occurs, knowing what to do next is important. Keep reading.

The First Steps

When water is where it shouldn’t be, the faster you can respond, the better your outcome will be. Your first step is to find the source of the water.

Find a way to cut it off or stop it up, and use the water shut-off valve when needed. Since water coming in contact with electricity can be dangerous, you’ll also want to cut off electrical outlets in the area. Avoid walking around in puddles of water since you don’t know what might be lurking.

Your next step? Call SERVPRO® for the fast response you need to handle water damage.

Understanding Our Water Damage Restoration Process

When you’re affected by water damage, minutes matter. Because we know that, our response is prompt. Once you call us, we’ll jump into action by first asking you a series of questions to gather facts about what’s needed.

We will ask that you snap a few photos of the damage. Those photos will capture the extent of the damage to your house and property, which will be helpful when we work with your insurance provider.

From there, we’ll get started. Our team of water damage restoration experts will use industry-leading drying equipment to get out every trace of water, even those that can’t be seen by the naked eye. We will also focus on removing and drying out soft materials and your personal belongings.

Whether your water damage incident was small, like a kitchen sink leak, or big, like a water heater explosion, we have the skills and expertise needed to completely restore your house to preloss condition. If you have more than an inch of water in your house, it’s important to call in the experts to complete the job professionally.

Do you have water damage in your home? Call us for fast and complete restoration.

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