FAQs About Water Damage
May 2, 2017
The fact is that at some point in your lifetime, your home will most likely experience some sort of water damage, whether minor or major. Did you know that the average insurance claim for major water damage is $15,000? Depending on the location and the severity of the damage, cleaning up after a sink, toilet, or shower leak or even a faulty washing machine, dishwasher, or water heater can cost up to $5,000. As a homeowner, you should be as prepared as you possibly can be for things that could go wrong. Here are some frequently asked questions about water damage, with answers direct from the experts at ServiceMaster of Greenville and Spartanburg.
How Can I Prevent Water Damage?
Although there is no real way to “prevent” water damage, there are some ways you can safeguard your home against potential damages. It is necessary to keep appliances in good repair and to replace them when they get old. You should also have your septic tank inspected periodically to make sure everything is in good working order. Additionally, if you notice that your water bill goes up unexpectedly, call ServiceMaster of Spartanburg to have the systems in your home checked out for signs of a water leak.
What Should I Do After a Leak Occurs?
The first thing you should do immediately after you discover water damage is contact a professional cleanup crew to assist you. Don’t attempt to clean up or repair the damage yourself or you could make things a lot worse. If the area is not cleaned accurately, remnants of water left behind could lead to mold and mildew. Because there may be microbial contaminants in the water, avoid contact with the area. Also, be careful not to enter any room where there are electronics if there is standing water. Shut off your water and, if necessary, your electricity, and call Service Master of Spartanburg right away.
ServiceMaster of Spartanburg can provide you with thorough water damage cleanup and restoration services. If you have experienced water damage, contact us today!