Discover water damage in your home?
Here’s what to expect in the water damage cleanup process. We know it can be hard to think when this happens. Here are the steps in the water damage cleanup process to help you find your way if the worst happens.
Step 1: Contact your insurance company
Immediately call your insurance company and notify them about the loss due to water damage and to make sure that your insurance will cover the damage and the cleanup. Here are a few tips to help you with that call!
This will change depending on what caused the water damage: insurance likely covers a burst pipe, but sometimes they require specific coverage for flood damage.
Step 2: Contacting a disaster restoration company
After you’ve talked to your insurance company, contact the disaster restoration company. Their first question: “How much water is in your house?”
No need to have an exact amount, the square footage, or the size of the affected rooms. Your answers give us a general idea of what to expect. We need to know whether the damage extends to room or even the whole house. We also need to know whether the rooms are upstairs area or downstairs, or in a basement.
This lets us knows an idea of how many people and how much equipment to send out to your house.
Step 3: Inspecting the water damage
When we get to your house, our technicians will check to see how far the water damage extends. This involves inspecting the drywall, cabinets, and any kind of floor coverings to see what is salvageable and what needs to be tossed. After that, we bring in our equipment to start getting you dried out.
Step 4: Drying you out
Most average, everyday water losses take 2-3 days to dry out completely. We’ll bring out our equipment that first day and stage it all. On the second day, we’ll come out and see how things are going, and may take some of the equipment offline if things are drying out properly. We don’t remove all the equipment until everything is completely dried out, so we’re not making 4-5 trips out to your house to haul things away.
Call Burggraf for Water Damage Cleanup
While water damage can be scary when it happens, the cleanup process thankfully isn’t complicated. Hopefully this helps give you some peace of mind in that if you do have water damage, you’ll know exactly what steps to take to get your home back to normal as fast as possible.
Have water damage at your home or business? Give Burggraf a call at 918-584-3737 and trust your property to a company with more than 30 years in the disaster restoration business.