Considerations When It Comes to Household Water Damage | SERVPRO of East Cobb
If you discover water damage in your home, there are many things to consider right away. How you will mitigate the damage now, who you will use for restoration and what you will do to recover are all very important elements, and something that is worth thinking through well in advance to reduce the chaos.
Fortunately, SERVPRO of East Cobb has been able to help many area homeowners with water damage and have developed some helpful advice for things to consider if you are in the same situation. Below, we have listed out some of the most important things to consider when you discover water damage in your home.
What to Consider After Discovering Water Damage in your Cobb County Home
Can You Safely Cut Off Water and Power in the Home?
If your water damage is caused by a leak or burst pipe and you can safely cut off your home’s water main, that is a wise first step so you can mitigate the damage that is being caused. Additionally, if you can safely cut off power to the home, you can reduce the dangerous risk of electricity being conducted through the water and causing injury or harm to your family.
Do You Know the Source of the Water?
Not all water damage is created equal, and depending on the source of your water damage, there may be extra considerations to keep in mind. The different water damage categories are used to determine the contamination level of water damage, which can impact the cleanup and restoration process tremendously. Water damage from clean sources, such as water pipes, will typically require less restoration work than water damage from flooding or sewage backups.
Is There a Restoration Plan in Place?
Treating water damage as quickly as possible is always recommended, as mold and mildew can begin growing in as little as 24 hours when moisture is introduced to an area. Having a restoration plan in place and knowing what company you plan to call is key for making sure that you can quickly address any damage and have the restoration begun as soon as possible.
*If you have discovered water damage in your home, do not delay in giving us a call. We are