What to Do if I Have a Water Damage

You have water damage in your home, what do you do now?

Here are a few steps you should take to prevent further damage to your home

1.) Turn off the main water line. Immediately turn off the main water line if the source is due to a toilet overflow, a burst pipe or water heater to prevent more water from flowing in and causing more damage to your home.

2.) Turn off your Electricity & Gas. If the flooding is extensive you may want to turn these off just to be on the safe side. You should consult an electrician or the utility companies to go out to your home if you feel it to be unsafe to turn the services off yourself.

3.) Contact your Insurance Agent. You will want to contact your Agent to find out what type of coverage you have as you may need to open an insurance claim if the water damage is excessive and you will need repairs to your home. You may need items replaced or even somewhere to stay, your insurance agent will help you with all of that.

4.) Contact a Restoration Company to start with the clean up as soon as possible. Mold can start to grow within 24 hours, therefore making it very essential to get the water and moisture cleaned up as quickly as possible. The experts at JW Home Care are available 24/7 to assess the damage and give you a free estimate.

These few steps can very essential to a Homeowner. Having the proper knowledge should you incur such a situation will be very beneficial to you. Knowing where to start can prevent major damage to your water damaged home. Don’t hesitate, contact JW Home Care at 805-301-6631 right away so we can send our certified technicians to assess the damage as soon as possible.

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