Water damage can take a toll on your home, whether you’re dealing with a burst pipe or a backed-up toilet. Though addressing the damage quickly is important, there are a few things you need to know about water damage prior to calling the experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach.
Their water extraction professionals have put together a few things to help every Florida homeowner be prepared:
Insurance Policies Won’t Cover All Water Damage
Unfortunately, most homeowners insurance policies are incredibly specific about the types of damage they cover. Most policies cover damage caused by broken pipes or appliance failures but, generally, will not cover damage caused by natural disasters. If you’re concerned about your home’s risk for floods or hurricane damage, you may want to invest in an additional policy.
Report the Damage Quickly
Water may not seem like a major problem, but it’s important that you report the damage to your insurance company as soon as possible. The faster you report the problem, the faster they can help you get the mess cleaned up, reducing the risk of mold and mildew growth throughout your property.
Contact a Professional Water Extraction Team
When it comes to water damage, many homeowners believe they can simply clean up the mess themselves. While this may be true for small leaks, it can present a major safety hazard. Water quality matters and the steps required to clean up water damage from an overflowing toilet differ from those used to clean up a burst pipe. Remember, contaminated water from the sewer can contain bacteria, viruses, and other harmful substances.
Don’t let water ruin your home. Contact the water extraction experts at SERVPRO of Greater St. Augustine / St. Augustine Beach as soon as you notice a problem and let the professionals handle your home’s restoration. For more information on their mold remediation and biohazard cleanup services, visit their website and call (904) 429-4457 to schedule an appointment.