Where Do I Live after a Water Damage?

You’ve had water damage and you want to know, Where will I live? Is it safe to continue living in my home after water damage or do I need to move to temporary housing? There are a few factors to take into consideration and we will discuss them. Importantly, if you filed a claim with your insurance company, you’ll want to make sure they will cover you for additional living expenses if your home is deemed uninhabitable.

The first thing is knowing where the source of the water came from, this will be a major factor when determining whether staying at home is an option. If the damage affected an area of the home that is rarely used, such as a garage or laundry room, then staying in the home shouldn’t be an issue. However, if the damage occurred in a kitchen or a bathroom, it can be very difficult to maintain a normal lifestyle for yourself and your family. 

You also need to keep in mind that the restoration company’s technicians will be going in and out of your home throughout the day during the mitigation process, which can be a few days to weeks or even months depending on the extent of the water damage. This can be stressful and can interrupt your day to day living.

If you are not able to continue living in your home, you have a few options. You can always stay with friends or family if that is an option. Keep in mind that your additional living expenses will cover your stay at a hotel or even a rental property in addition to food costs & storage space. You may prefer to stay in a rental property if you will be out of your home for an extended period of time as it gives you the ability to be able to maintain your independence and privacy in your own temporary home and relieves a lot of stress in a claims situation for you and your family. The choice is ultimately up to you and your family. 

Give JW Home Care a call to help get you through the water damage process.

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