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Do You Know What to Do When Water Damages Your Hopewell Junction Home?

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

A woman in a yellow shirt holding a white bucket above her head to catch water dripping from the ceiling. Acting fast can help reduce the issues that water damage can cause!

So, you’ve found water damage at your home. What’s your next step?

If you’re wondering what to do if you notice that your home has been damaged by water, then we’re here to help you break down your next steps and understand what you need to do about the problem at your home—and the steps to take to get your home back to its original state.

Water damage is a very common reason homeowners file claims on their insurance. In fact, it’s the most common type of homeowner’s insurance claims people file. These claims don’t often grab attention the way major storm damage or fires do, but they’re much more prevalent.

If a pipe in your basement bursts or you notice that your refrigerator or dishwasher is causing damage to the kitchen, maybe a leak behind the toilet is puddling on the bathroom floor, we’re here to help no matter the size of the damage!

What to Do When You Notice Water Damage

-Move as fast as you can to start remedying the problem. Water damage doesn’t get better over time, it gets worse. Water damage spreads fast, so you’ll want to start the repair and restoration process as soon as you can.

-Identify and stop the problem. For example, if a water line that’s loose behind an appliance caused the problem, tighten it. Or if you need to shut off your water after pipe bursts until it can be repaired, then that’s an option, too. Whatever the original cause of the water flowing into your home is, it needs to be corrected before the repair process can begin.

-Start the drying and repair process. Depending on the extent of your damage, you may need to do anything from grabbing a mop and some towels to clean up to touching base with a water restoration professional. You’ll be glad you did!

If your home is damaged due to fire, water or any other cause, the team at SERVPRO of Western Dutchess County has the experience and equipment to meet your needs and get your home restored to its original state. Call us at any hour for help. We’re ready to help your family!

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