What do you do if your house has water damage?

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Have you ever faced an emergency with water in your home? While we do not wish for that to happen to anyone it can happen. Steam Master Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Inc offer emergency water damage removal services in the event you find yourself in this situation. Today we want to answer the question of, “What do you do if your house has water damage?”

Stop the Flow of Water

Water damage can happen from a variety of sources such as leaking pipes, a faucet being left on to overflow, roof leaks, failure of an appliance such as a water heater, and more.

If your water damage is coming from a source that can be turned off do so immediately. To ensure that no other damage occurs turn off the main water line to your home or structure.

Although, not all water damage occurs from things you can control if you can stop the flow of water do so as soon as possible. And keep in mind that while you may think you know where the leak or flow of water originated it is best to contact an expert immediately for assistance.

Water will always find the path of least resistance, and it may not be obvious where it originated. Steam Master Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Inc has the most up to date equipment to find the source of the damage. We have infrared cameras and moisture probes that we use to detect the source of water accurately.

Turn Off the Power Supply

Safety should always be your priority if you find yourself facing flooding or water damage of any kind. Water is a high conduit for electricity, and if the flow of water is anywhere, near outlets or appliances turn off the power supply right away. Also, before moving any appliances make sure you are properly insulated.

Assess the Damage

It may be tempting to assess the damage water has caused to your home but don’t do it alone, contact a professional to help you. However, we do recommend taking images with your cell phone or camera at the first opportunity to document the event for your insurance company.

Images create a timeline and time stamp that is stored in their data information for insurance assessors.

When you contact Steam Master Upstate, we will arrive within one hour of your call and professionally assess the damage for you. Being certified, we are approved by most insurance companies and offer anyone who contacts us free estimates. However, if you do not have insurance, we will still evaluate the loss and work with you on the best solution to restore your home or business.

Remove Valuable Items

If possible and you can access any valuable items within reach safely remove them from the area where the water damage is happening. Focus on the most essential items such as heirlooms, jewelry, money, etc.

Next Steps-Water Removal & Drying

Many try to clean up and dry out their damaged property on their own, and this can be a significant mistake that leads to costly restoration later.

As stated, water damage can be tricky to pinpoint without the proper equipment. If any area is left untreated in the water removal process, it will quickly develop into mold and mildew. Mold and mildew, in turn, will lead to rot, decay, and is also a nasty allergen. In fact, some molds are toxic!

Protect your property and most importantly your health by contacting a professional!

Steam Master Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Inc we are certified by the Institute of Inspection in Cleaning, Restoration, and Mold Remediation. We can handle any kind of water damage presented to us.

We use state-of-the-art equipment to assess your property for the source of the water through moisture probes and infrared cameras. Structural drying is completed through a de-humidification process and we also clean, sanitize, and restore everything to its prior condition.

Don’t handle water damage yourself or you may regret it later. Leave it to a professional who will guide you through the entire process and have peace of mind that everything has been taken care of.

Steam Master Upstate offers emergency water damage services 24/7, and we promise to arrive within an hour of your contacting us. For more information contact us via phone here today!

 

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