Immediate Steps to Take After Water Damages Your Home

Sadly, water damage is all too common for both home and business owners. Whether it's from a busted sub pump, broken pipe or a devastating flood in the area, it happens to everyone and can happen at any time. That is why it's always good to have a plan in place just in case a disaster does happen to your home.

Here are the immediate steps to take after water damages your home:

Turn off all potential hazards

Water damage means electrical hazards will need to be dealt with right away. Make sure to unplug all devices and protect outlets from rising water to keep from the damage spreading or possible injuries occurring.

Wear shoes

Speaking of injuries, if the water starts to rise, it'll be difficult to see where you're stepping. Make sure to put on shoes or water shoes to protect yourself from any unseen tripping hazards or sharp objects that may have moved through the water.

Document the damage

This is a step that goes overlooked most of the time but for insurance purposes, it's vital that you document the damage. This includes taking pictures and video of the water damage throughout your home to help bring back the best returns.

Begin the clean up process

Once everything is safe and secure, you can begin the process to restore the area. Grabbing a shop vac to start sucking up the water and fans to dry the carpet is one way to go about it but if you're looking for the best results, contacting a home restoration company is the way to go.

If a flood occurs and you're in need of a trusted clean up and restoration crew, contact BROADCO Restoration. We are experts in water damage restoration and have extensive storm damage repair services. We'll be to your home or business as soon as possible to get the area back in order.

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