What To Do If It Happens to You?

August 23, 2013 Uncategorized

What Should You Do If It Happens To You?

Water damage and flooding can be overwhelming. More than 70 water damage incidents are anticipated monthly in a population of 100,000 people. That means that there are over 1,400 water damage incidents per month in a metro area. You only have about a 4% chance of experiencing water damage in the next 5 years, but there is a very good chance that if you do, it will be the first time it has ever happened to you. So, what should you do?

First, stay calm.

Be sure to turn off the breakers to the wet areas of the building before entering those areas, or unplugging and moving anything electrical. Only then should you move any items on the floor to dry areas. If the source of the water is a broken or leaking pipe, turn off the water to the building, or to that area.

Second, call a professional.

A professional who has the experience and know-how to handle these situations can get you back to normal fast. For example, when you call DRYMORE, you are calling people with over 36 years combined experience in water damage restoration. We’ll have a truck and a supervisor on the way immediately to begin the drying process, and most of all, to take control of the situation and put your mind at ease. And we will monitor the drying process daily, and keep you and your insurance company informed of the situation, to ensure that we get you back to normal as fast as possible.

Third, don’t wait.

Most insurance policies require the insured to take actions to mitigate further damage. Experts agree that the first 48 hours are critical in preventing the growth of mold and other microbes that can lead to an unhealthy environment and the need for more extensive structural repairs. That’s why it’s important to have professionals on site as soon as possible to remove all excess water and set up the proper equipment to produce large amounts of dry air and begin the drying process immediately.

Rest assured that we at DRYMORE have been through these tough situations many times. We have the experience, expertise and equipment to get the situation under control, DRY IT FAST and get you back to normal as soon as possible.